Don’t be fooled by the title- this movie night was planned well in advance, but we watched the film “Unplanned” about Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who is now a staunch pro-life advocate. Thank you to Students for Life of America for sponsoring our movie night, we loved seeing this inspiring story of choosing life!
We hosted a talk by Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life, on the feminist case against abortion. We learned about the early feminists and their celebration of motherhood. We talked about prioritizing policy that helps women in schools and workplaces feel confident in having a child. As Serrin said, “Abortion is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women, it’s a reflection that we’ve settled for less”. HRL will continue to fight to support women and offer solutions, not something we can settle for.
We went to Vita et Veritas again this year to meet with Choose Life at Yale and other pro-life groups to discuss alternatives to abortion. We heard from speakers including Kailee Perrin, Abigail Young, and Jannique Stewart about the future of the pro-life movement and how we can best serve the woman and her child. Thank you CLAY for hosting us, and we look forward to more great pro-life discussions in the future!
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!
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!