August 5-11: #Justice4Life Bus Tour and Rallies
Students for Life of America is organizing a nationwide effort to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The #Justice4Life bus tour will cover town halls and campaign rallies of Senators in West Virginia, Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, and Alaska. On August 11, students will lead #Justice4Life rallies in cities across the country. Want to bring a rally to your community? Download the Rally Captain kit here.
Tuesday, August 7: The Missouri Republican Primary
Secular Pro-Life does not endorse candidates for elected office, and our membership includes every political persuasion under the sun. That said, we are watching this primary closely because an openly agnostic pro-life candidate is running for Senate: Austin Petersen, whose opposition to abortion is inspired in part by SPL. His GOP primary opponent is Josh Hawley, a pro-life Protestant who currently serves as the Attorney General of Missouri. The winner will go on to face Missouri's incumbent Senator, Democrat Claire McCaskill, who has consistently voted against the right to life of children in the womb.
Saturday, September 8: Pro-life conference at University of California, Berkeley
Pro-Life San Francisco—which is headed by SPL's fearless pro-life feminist atheist volcanic eruption of amazement Terrisa Bukovinac—is organizing the Let There Be Life Conference 2018 (a play on the University of California's motto, "Let there be light"). The conference invites California activists "to participate in a one day conference where you will be inspired, connected, and equipped to help pregnant people in-need, strengthen our communities, and promote the values of equality, nonviolence, and nondiscrimination for all Californians!" Speakers will include Terrisa Bukovinac and Karen Rose of Pro-Life San Francisco, Josh Brahm of Equal Rights Institute, Cessilye Smith of Abide Women's Health Services, Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa of New Wave Feminists, and 40 Days for Life co-founder David Bereit. Register here.
Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30: Pro-life conference at Yale University
Yale pro-life students put on the Vita et Veritas conference every year and it's always top-notch. Secular Pro-Life is proud to be a sponsor. This year may be of particular interest to our readers because the theme is "Science and the Pro-Life Movement." Sign up for email updates to be notified when registration opens.
Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14: Rehumanize Conference
The Rehumanize Conference (formerly known as Life/Peace/Justice Conference) will be held at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. This conference, organized by our friends at Rehumanize International, brings together people from various movements for nonviolent change—including opposition to abortion, the death penalty, human trafficking, racism, nuclear weapons, and more—to learn from one another and advance our common goals.
Although the speaker list is not yet posted to the conference website, we can tell you that Secular Pro-Life president Kelsey Hazzard will speak alongside Rehumanize International staffer and fellow atheist Rosemary Geraghty on the topic of "Radical Inclusivity." In addition, Sarah Terzo (whom you may know from her guest posts on this blog, as well as her regular writings for Live Action News and Clinic Quotes) will speak on disability rights. And on Sunday morning, while religious conference attendees take time for worship, we will host a secular breakfast. Register for the conference here.