Joe Scheidler speaks at the Arizona Pro-Life Conference, Aug. 29
League National Director Joseph Scheidler gave two talks at the 31st annual Arizona Pro-Life Conference, “Building a Legacy of Life: New Frontiers in Life Education,” in Scottsdale, AZ August 28 and 29. He also participated in a speakers round table discussion of pro-life issues.
“This conference was one of the most upbeat programs I have ever attended or taken part in,” said Scheidler. “Nearly four hundred enthusiastic Arizonans showed up and pledged to change the face of the culture in America”
Held at the Scottsdale Chaparral Suites, the conference featured Janet Folger (now Porter) of Faith2Action, as keynote speaker. Also speaking were Arizona attorney John Jakubczyk and Bishop Thomas Olmsted, who joined with the League last May in voicing opposition to President Barack Obama’s reception of an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame and giving the commencement address.
Other guest speakers were Dr. David Prentice of the Family Research Council and Dr. John Mark Reynolds of Biola University. Scheidler was impressed with the optimistic and hopeful attitude of the attendees from all over Arizona and neighboring states. Sunny Turner, who conducts Face the Truth Tours in the Tucson, AZ area, brought several dozen followers to the conference.
Having lost their pro-abortion governor, Janet Napolitano, to Obama’s Department of Homeland Security, a number of previously vetoed pro-life bills were signed by new Governor Jan Brewer and have become law. This victory added to the celebratory mood of the conference.
Jakubczyk expressed his belief that Arizona is fast becoming the hub of a new and reenergized pro-life movement.