Cardinal O’Connor Conference

The Collegiate Cultural Foundation is pleased to sponsor the upcoming Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

The paradigm of the current debate surrounding issues of life revolves around the opposition between the pro-life and pro-choice positions. In previous Conferences, the name “pro-life” has been made conceptually clear in its content and implications; those who are pro-life support the flourishing and development of life in all of its stages from conception to natural death. The name “pro-choice,” however, is wrought with conceptual ambiguity. In this Conference, we aim to explore the tacit assumptions and implications of the name “pro-choice.” What is, in fact, the choice being made? Whose choice is valued? Why is such a choice made? To what extent do external factors such as economics, race, and culture contribute to the choice, and what is the appropriate pro-life response to such factors inasmuch as they contribute to choices devaluing life? We seek to begin to answer some of these questions through careful analysis in our panel discussion and keynote.

The Conference Keynote Speaker is Reggie Littlejohn, Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide and sexual slavery in China.

For more information about the conference, and how to register, please click here.

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