Excert from the Speakout Illinois website: www.speakoutillinois.org
The SpeakOut Illinois 2013 conference will be held on Saturday, February 2 at Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont.
This year's featured speakers are Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, Ryan Bomberger, founder of the Radiance Foundation, and Star Parker, president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.
The SpeakOut Illinois committee will present the Henry Hyde Life Leadership Award to Star Parker for her tireless commitment to promoting the sanctity of life. In addition, a special Illinois Life Award will be presented to longtime pro-life advocate Dick Walsh for his undaunted dedication to the values of life and family.
40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Marks New Beginning
2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which removed legal protection from unborn babies throughout the entire United States. Since January 22, 1973, over 50 million lives have been lost to abortion and countless millions of women and men have suffered the consequences of the abortion choice.