A record number of pro-life youth have signed up to attend this year’s Students for Life of America conference.
SFLA, the largest pro-life students’ organization, has been holding a national conference in Washington, D.C. annually for 22 years. Attendance at the conference has exploded in the past few years, with over 800 students from over 100 different universities attending last year.
This year’s conference is being held all day on Saturday, January 23rd at Catholic University in Washington. SFLA Executive Director Kristan Hawkins told LifeNews.com she is expecting a record number of attendees from more than 20 states and three countries.
“The overwhelming response of students to this year’s conference is very exciting,” Hawkins said.
She adds: “Recent polls have indicated that more and more Americans are identifying themselves as pro-life and the number of students we have attending the conference this year only reinforces the sentiments many of us hold in the pro-life movement – that the nation is waking up and seeing abortion in the true light it is.”
The conference includes speakers from more than two dozen different pro-life organizations, both political and non-political. Marjorie Dannenfelser and Joy Yearout of the SBA List will be speaking about the health care debate and media outreach, respectively.
This year’s 2010 Defender of Life Award will go to Phyllis Schlafly, the prominent pro-family conservative and founder of the Eagle Forum. Mrs. Schlafly will be the keynote speaker at the conference.
The 23rd Annual Students for Life of America National Conference will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Reserve spaces have just been opened up but time is limited. Register here.
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