Monday, January 26, 2015

East coast recap

Your president Kelsey Hazzard here. What a whirlwind week! I'm finally home and able to look back on SPL's incredible advocacy for life on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

On Thursday at 11:00 a.m., I gathered with some of SPL's strongest supporters, both non-theist and theist, to announce Pro-Life Allies, a new coalition dedicated to ending infighting and focusing our energies on saving lives. A video of the press conference is below. (Many thanks to pro-life atheist Michael Crone for videotaping.)

We then marched together on the national mall with SPL's impossible-to-miss banner:

You can view our entire album of March for Life photographs here. For now, I leave you with a few of my favorites:
Pro-life lesbian atheist blogger and researcher extraordinaire
Sarah Terzo of

Our liberation CANNOT be bought with the
blood of our children!

"The world says I'm unwanted, but I am adopted and loved."
In the background: "When our liberation costs innocent lives,
it is merely oppression redistributed."
Next, I stopped by the A Matter of Life live-stream show. Considering that it was after 4 in the afternoon and my "lunch" had consisted of a few pretzel sticks, I think I did pretty well! I was running on adrenaline and the emotional high of being surrounded by fellow human rights activists. 

After a much-needed night's sleep, it was off to the Students for Life of America national conference in Upper Marlboro, MD. Photos here. Secular Pro-Life distributed outreach kits to 88 schools from across the country! And already, students who couldn't make the conference are asking if we have any left over that we can send to them. (Answer: yes, we still have a few left. Email to claim one for your school. If you're not a student but appreciate what we're doing, we'd appreciate your donation to help cover shipping costs.)

A recap of SPL's activities in California for the West Coast Walk for Life will appear on the blog later this week. Thank you so much for all of your support!

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