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Franciscan to Host Ohio Life Conference

Student attendees will come from across Ohio, as well as Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2009

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STEUBENVILLE, OH —Franciscan University of Steubenville will host the annual Students for Life Ohio Conference on Saturday, April 4.

Sponsored by Students for Life of America, Students for Life of Ohio, and Ohio Right-to-Life, this conference will gather student pro-life groups from across Ohio as well as portions of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

"Students in some colleges today face harsh opposition from their professors and administration to host pro-life events on campuses," says Emily Espinola, vice president of Students For Life. "This conference gives strategies on the best ways to promote the pro-life message and work with administrators."

The conference will focus on some of the leading threats to human life today— abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, and other human life issues.

Since the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) has been shelved, the conference will inform on related legislation that continues to threaten human life.

Presenters include Catholic pro-life author, Kimberly Hahn, and Steve Wagner, the director of Justice for All, a group that focuses on building common ground with pro-choice people. Other pro-life speakers include representatives from Students for Life of America and the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life group that empowers women working in the political field and pro-life arena.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $15 ($10 for students). Attendance is not limited to college students. Anyone interested in the pro-life cause is welcome to attend.

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