When Do Human Rights Begin?

Professor Sarah Byers of Boston College came to talk to HRL about when human rights begin. We talked about the ethical ramifications this has regarding the abortion pill and plan B, and we discussed when a fetus has rights (from the moment of conception!) She also taught us how to ground our arguments in philosophy, referencing Aristotelian concepts and definitions given by the United Nations. Thank you for the wonderful presentation Dr. Byers!

WYA Bioethics Conference

Harvard Right to Life hosted the World Youth Alliance’s Emerging Leaders Conference with the theme “Promoting the Dignity of the Human Person in Modern Medicine”. We were fortunate to hear talks on the dignity of the human person from Rev. Paul McNellis, when human rights begin from Dr. Sarah Beyers, and recent advances in Fetal-Maternal surgery from Dr. Felix De Bie. A big thank you to World Youth Alliance for letting us host this wonderful conference, and to all the attendees for joining us in learning about this important aspect of the pro-life movement!

HRL High School Conference 2019

Harvard Right to Life hosted its first annual conference for high school students in the Boston area on March 30. Our main speaker, Paul Rose, advised students to continue developing their knowledge on pro-life subjects, and spoke a bit about recent events and legislation in the pro-life sphere. We also had small group discussions, and a panel of current Harvard students answering questions about their experiences as pro-life college students and questions about pro-life apologetics in general.

Thanks to everyone who attended and to Paul Rose for speaking with us!

Dwight Duncan on Recent Abortion Legislation

Harvard Right to Life hosted a talk by Professor Dwight Duncan of UMass Law school on Wednesday, March 13. He led a discussion on the most recent legislation dealing with abortion, including the laws in NY and VA allowing abortion up to 9 months and the abortion survivors act which failed to pass. He also remarked on the movement of the pro-choice mentality in the last few years, saying that it is becoming increasingly radical and further from what most people actually want. He also defended the debated abortion survivors act- though there is legislation in place on the issue, it did not have any kind of repercussions if broken. The proposed bill would have, which is why not passing it is equivalent to supporting infanticide. We must continue to fight against this radicalized movement and defend the dignity of all human life! Thank you, Professor Duncan!

Gosnell Movie Screening

Thanks to Students for Life of America, we were able to host a screening of “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” on Monday, February 25. This movie tells the story of Kermit Gosnell and his abortion clinic, and the horrors that went on there. We welcomed a big crowd and collectively cried as we saw the sad truth behind Gosnell’s murder convictions.