'Horizons of Hope: The End of Roe'
[JAN. 11, 2007] OAKBROOK TERRACE -- "You thought it was all over with the November elections," said Mary Anne Hackett, president of the Illinois Right to Life Committee. "Not so fast! Pro-lifers are energized and preparing for post-Roe America."
The SpeakOut Illinois annual conference will offer a better understanding of what new legislation means for the pro-life cause. The conference, called "Horizons of Hope: The End of Roe," is scheduled for Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace.
Speakers include the leader of South Dakota's "Vote Yes for Life" campaign, Rep. Roger Hunt. His talk, "Mobilize Your State: What South Dakota Can Teach Us," will draw on his personal experience fighting Planned Parenthood in the South Dakota referendum battle to ban abortion.
Chris Slattery, director of a network of 15 New York area crisis pregnancy centers, thwarted New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer's attempt to shut down the state's crisis pregnancy centers. Slattery will share his insights on "Preparing Pregnancy Centers for Post-Roe America."
Thomas Brejcha, lead attorney in the 20-year case against pro-lifer activist Joe Scheidler, will present the role of law in "Pro-Life Legal Strategies: How the Law Shapes Culture."
The Henry Hyde Life Leadership Award will be presented to Eugene Diamond, M.D., a highly respected pro-life physician, educator and author.
Registration is at 9 a.m. Feb. 3, followed by two sessions of concurrent workshops, reception, lunch and a special memorial for the unborn at 3:30 p.m.
For more information and speaker details, visit www.speakoutillinois.org or call 773-777-2900.
SpeakOut Illinois is a coalition of Illinois pro-life organizations dedicated to restoring respect for all human life through education and service on life issues.
[SpeakOut Illinois news release]
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