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American Collegians for Life conference draws student leaders from around the U.S.

.- Last weekend, over 300 students from college and university campuses across the nation gathered at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. to affirm the dignity of all human life. The annual American Collegians for Life conference brings together student leaders from across the country to encourage the grass roots growth of the pro-life movement on campus.

According to American Collegians for Life’s website, the conference is a weekend of “education, training, and networking with fellow college students who care to make a difference on their college and university campuses by proclaiming the pro-life message.”

The weekend’s speakers included Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life, Richard M. Doerflinger, Deputy Director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the USCCB, and Stephanie Gray, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Robert Enzaldo, a student at the University of Colorado commented that, “this conference helped me understand that being pro-life wasn't not merely a Catholic issue, but more broadly, a human-rights issue.”

During her talk, Foster stressed that “all people are equal; but all choices are not.”

According to the website, American Collegians for Life is “the nation's oldest pro-life organization wholly devoted to educating college students about the medical and ethical issues of abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide.”

The weekend was followed by the Vigil Mass for life, co-sponsored by the USCCB, celebrated by William Cardinal Keeler at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, as well as the March for Life on Monday commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision.


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