More than 400 people came together for the 10th Annual Speak Out Illinois conference in Chicago on January 13th to strategize on how to turn back the abortion culture. Forty-five anti-abortion and pro-family organizations took part, among them the American Society for the Defense of Tradtion, Family and Property (TFP).
The conference theme was “Celebrating a Decade of Unity for Life.” Main speakers included Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, Joseph M. Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, and Dr. J.C. Willke, President of Life Issues Institute who was awarded the Life Leadership Award.
Conference workshops included sessions on legislation, abstinence education, pro-life activism, answering tough questions, the aftermath of abortion, and pro-Life activities for the non-activist.
Then President-Elect George Bush sent a warm letter of support to Speak Out Illinois, which when read out loud was greeted with applause. Conference attendees were effusive in their support for the defense of life at all stages, from conception to natural death.