Pro-Life Leaders, Groups Come Together for Webcast Training Against Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
July 7, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — More than 30 pro-life groups and leaders are coming together this weekend for an unprecedented event that will help train and motivate pro-life people to work against abortion. The webcast coming this Saturday will last for ten hours as pro-life advocates cover a variety of topics.
David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life, is coordinating the event and he says it comes from the pro-life activists who participated in the prayerful event who wanted more training and information on what else they could do to stop abortions.
"Over the last two years we’ve surveyed more than 28,000 people who participated in 40 Days for Life campaigns, asking them how unified pro-life efforts can expand and have even greater impact," he said.
An overwhelming majority of respondents asked for focused training to educate, equip, and empower pro-lifers in their local communities to help bring an end to abortion, Bereit said.
"As a result, we are launching the first step in the Ending Abortion initiative — a massive, day-long, webcast mega-conference uniting the entire pro-life movement," he said.
The event will break the pro-life message up into ten different hour-long focused topics and includes pro-life notables such as Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Marjorie Dannenfelser of Susan B. Anthony List, Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, Tom McClusky of the Family Research Council, Peggy Hartshorn of Heartbeat International and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.
"The goal is to educate, equip, and empower pro-lifers to have a greater life-saving impact right where they live," Bereit said.
He said this first-ever event is designed to set the stage for greater involvement in local pro-life efforts this fall, including the next 40 Days for Life campaign, which runs from September 22 to October 31.
"A renewed groundswell of grassroots interest can also help make the pro-life issue of primary importance prior to this fall’s elections," Bereit said.
LifeNews.com is an invited participant in the Webcast, which starts Saturday at 10:00 a.m. EST and can be joined at https://www.EndingAbortion.com
Other invited speakers include Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life Lou Engle of The Call, Abby Johnsonn, the former Planned Parenthood abortion center director, former abortion practitioner Tony Levatino and Theresa and Kevin Burke of Rachel’s Vineyard.
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