It's hard to believe we're almost halfway through 2017 already. We have a very busy schedule for the remainder of this year, and we would love to see you!
Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 in Bakersfield, CA
Join us at the Californians for Life Summit this weekend! Pro-life supporters from throughout the state, from all areas of expertise, will come together, meet one another, share ideas, learn about what is being done successfully, participate in strategic planning, find ways to overcome challenges, be inspired, and be encouraged. SPL's Terrisa Bukovinac, who is also the president of Pro-Life Future of San Francisco, will give a presentation on secular messaging.
Thursday, June 22 in San Francisco - 9:30 a.m.
There will be a public hearing on the motion to disqualify Judge Orrick from presiding over the case against David Daleiden and Sandra Merrit of the Center for Medical Progress for going undercover to expose Planned Parenthood. Judge Orrick and his wife have strong ties to Planned Parenthood that they failed to disclose to the defendants, and this bias makes it impossible for Judge Orrick to give David and Sandra a fair day in court. Pro-life advocates led by Terrisa Bukovinac will attend the hearing to give their encouragement to David and Sandra during this difficult time.
Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25 in Orlando
We are thrilled to co-sponsor the second annual Pro-Life Women's Conference. Last year's event in Dallas was so inspiring and informative. Come by the Secular Pro-Life exhibit booth and say hello!
Saturday, July 1, in Milwaukee
Secular Pro-Life president Kelsey Hazzard will once again present at the National Right to Life Convention on making the secular case against abortion. This annual convention brings people together from all fifty states. The convention will begin on Thursday, June 29, with Kelsey's presentation on the final day.
Saturday, July 1, in Dublin
The All Ireland Rally for Life takes place in a few short weeks! Secular Pro-Life sadly won't be able to make it, but we strongly support this crucial event for our friends across the pond. Ireland has shown that it's possible to have pro-life laws and excellent women's health outcomes (including a lower maternal mortality rate than neighboring pro-choice countries). The abortion industry can't stand that chink in its narrative armor, so it is putting tremendous pressure on Ireland to "get with the times" and revoke the right to life from its constitution. Please rally if you're able; Irish babies need your support!
Saturday, August 5, in St. Davids, PA (just outside Philadelphia)
The Consistent Life Network will hold its 30th anniversary conference at Eastern University from Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6. Kelsey will speak in a Saturday afternoon session opposite Catholic advocate Tony Magiano. Other workshop topics include sex trafficking, restorative justice, messaging, pacifism, and the just war theory.
Saturday, October 21 in Pittsburgh
Life/Peace/Justice is back! This wonderful conference is organized by our dear friends at Rehumanize International (a.k.a. the organization formerly known as Life Matters Journal). Kelsey will be among the speakers; the full list has not been finalized, but like Consistent Life, this conference typically covers a wide range of threats to human life and dignity. This year, the pro-life student organizations from Pitt and Duquesne will co-host.
And it's not too early to be thinking about the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in January:
- The March for Life will take place in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 19, 2018.
- The Students for Life of America east coast national conference will be held in Maryland (D.C. metro area) on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
- The Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life will also be held on January 20. This is a Catholic conference hosted by students at Georgetown University; we've never been before, but this year's theme is "The Future of the Pro-Life Movement in a Secular World," and Kelsey has accepted an invitation to speak. (Astute readers have noticed that Secular Pro-Life will be in two places at once. We will need volunteers!)
- The Walk for Life West Coast will take place in San Francisco on Friday, January 27, 2018.
- The Students for Life of America west coast conference will be held in San Francisco on Saturday, January 28, 2018.