Summit strives to form pro-life leaders


By Celine Klosterman

Young women listen to a presentation during a pro-life student leadership summit sponsored by Students for Life of America in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa April 27.

IOWA CITY — In the battle against abortion, pro-life advocates are winning – thanks in part to student activism, Brendan O’Morchoe, national director of field operations with Students for Life of America, told about 20 young adults and teenagers April 27.
With help from Iowa pro-life leaders, the organization offered a student leadership summit in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa to help college and high school students promote pro-life causes. Students from Iowa’s three public universities, Simpson College in Indianola, and Des Moines, Wisconsin and elsewhere gathered for presentations on campus activism, free-speech rights, lobbying, sidewalk counseling and Planned Parenthood.

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