The latest Life/Peace/Justice Conference (LPJ) took place at the University of Texas – Austin last weekend, and what an incredible gathering it was. LPJ is a consistent life ethic conference, meaning that abortion is not the only topic on the table. Our areas of advocacy ran the gamut, from foreign policy to subsidized child care to the death penalty.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that pro-lifers stop caring after birth. Those aren’t the pro-lifers I know.
Of course, Secular Pro-Life is primarily focused on abortion, and we brought our expertise to LPJ. Yours truly (SPL president Kelsey Hazzard) had the pleasure of joining Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa of New Wave Feminists, Life Matters Journal president (and LPJ organizer) Aimee Murphy, and Cecilia Brown of the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians in a panel discussion on “Being Unconventionally Pro-Life.” We live-streamed it on facebook and you can watch it here.
Later, I gave a solo presentation on how pro-life student leaders can make their campus organizations open to people of every faith and no faith. You can watch that one here.
- Aimee Murphy, Why Consistency Matters in the Fight for Human Rights
- Thad Crouch, Exporting a Culture of Death: Foreign Policy and the Consistent Life Ethic
- Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, Turning the Tide on Radical Fauxminism
As cool as the live-streaming feature was, it’s so much more fun to be there in person. I hope you can make it for LPJ 2017! The date and location are TBD, but in the meantime, we have the March for Life (D.C.) and Walk for Life (San Francisco) in January. Many of the organizations featured at LPJ march together. We will publish the details of the meetup spot as soon as they’re available.