By Rebecca Richmond, Executive Director
October 28th-30th, I had the privilege of speaking at the International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa. The conference, sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition, Life Canada, LifeSiteNews.com, and the International Right to Life Federation, brought together speakers from around the world, including politicians, international pro-life leaders, doctors, authors, media, and yours truly.
As I told my audience during my talk, I felt humbled to speak at the conference, knowing that my audience included many giants in the pro-life movement as well as many people who have been fighting for the lives of the unborn longer than I have been alive. Their work, and the work of others like them, has been important in paving the way for me to be where I am today. I closed my talk by drawing attention to the fact that my generation is a generation of survivors; we are here because someone “wanted” us. And so, on behalf of our peers who didn’t survive, who were slaughtered by abortion, a new generation of pro-life leaders is standing up to continue the fight.
It was a wonderful opportunity to share the work of NCLN with the attendees. The audience was inspired to hear about the advances being made on university campuses in Canada as well as the perseverance and courage of pro-life students, even when facing adversity.
The Conference was a wonderful opportunity for me to meet other pro-life leaders. I also had the pleasure of meeting a few university students who are involved in campus pro-life groups, or are planning to get involved.
I congratulate the hosts and sponsors of this conference and look forward to future conferences.