Students for Life of America is hosting two important life issues debates this week at Harvard University and the University of St. Thomas. Both events will be live-streamed:
EVENT #1: Wednesday, November 14th, 8:00pm EST
Harvard Right to Life and Law Students for Life (an outreach of SFLA) will be hosting a debate with Professor Teresa Collett of the University of St. Thomas School of Law and Steve Aden of Alliance Defending Freedom at Harvard University. The debate has been entitled: “Should Roe Survive Another 40 Years?”
Pro-lifers can get more details and watch the event live here. For those in the Boston area, this event is open to the public.
SFLA president Kristan Hawkins says the event will be “a good starting point for what the pro-life movement must do in attacking the ‘everything is morally relevant’ culture we live in. The majority of Americans believe abortion is wrong, yet a majority still believe abortion should be legal. There is a disconnect here that we must resolved in order to abolish all abortions in our lifetime. Wednesday night will mark the beginning of this discussion.”
EVENT #2: Thursday, November 15th, 8:30pm EST
University of St. Thomas (Houston) Celts for Life and Students for Life of America will host discussion panel entitled, “What about Rape?” featuring Dr. Donna Harrison, former President of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Ryan Bomberger, Founder of The Radiance Foundation and person conceived in rape; and Rebekah Berg, a rape survivor who became pregnant as a result of rape.
This event will be live-streamed at www.whataboutrape.com. For those in the Houston area, the event is open to the public and will take place at 7:30pm CST in the Scanlon Room, Jerabeck at the University of St. Thomas.
We believe this discussion is one that must take place, especially after the historical presidential election our nation just witnessed in which pro-abortion President Obama and the Democratic party, time and time again, equated abortion with rape. Almost acting as if abortion would somehow end rape or end the trauma of the hideous crime against the woman. Because of this rhetoric and the tragedy of rape, too often, many pro-lifers feel un-equipped to answer the question of whether or not abortion should be legal after rape. Thursday’s discussion will take an honest look at difficult situation, the most traumatic event in any woman’s life, and discuss if abortion truly is the answer for those women who conceive as a result of rape.