Missed the first We Care training event? No problem! Here is the link to the video presentation from that event! Stephanie Gray is a speaker with the Center for Bioethical Reform. You will enjoy listening to how she presents the pro-life cause!
As passionate pro-life activists gearing up for a series of trainings and the "We Care" event, ASU Students for Life is constantly discussing and debating the issue of abortion in our efforts to better educate our peers and to change their hearts and minds on this topic. Whether you are volunteering at an event sponsored by ASU Students for Life or are researching abortion issues for a class assignment, it is vital that you are prepared to engage your peers in these conversations in an effective manner. While you may be prepared with an arsenal of knowledge (such as the information that we present in the Issues and the Resources sections of our website), you should also be prepared with strategies for responding to the most common pro-abortion approaches to this debate.
This guide, which was originally published by Students for Life of America, will provide the training needed to highlight the 5 most common fallacies, which lie behind the most common ways that are most commonly argued for abortion. Learn the strategies to respond to these fallacies, and you will be able to effectively argue the case for LIFE!
Let us know if you have any questions below, we will be happy to discuss them!
Thanks to committed, pro-life campus activists like you, ASU Students for Life is thrilled to be rolling out more exciting events than ever before this month! On top of playing an active role in the ongoing 40 Days for Life campaign here in Tempe, we are rolling out a series of additional dialogue training events (and a FREE pizza party for all of our members since we believe in celebrating life no matter what the circumstance) in preparation for bringing Students for Life of America's new "We Care" Project to ASU and hosting the prominent pro-life activist Ryan Bomberger from the Radiance Foundation on November 4. Additionally, we are joining Arizona Right to Life to co-host a seminar called "The Abortion Battle: Tactics for Defending Human Life With Understanding, Love, and Truth" at the Newman Center on October 29. You are truly helping ASU Students for Life make a HUGE impact for life on our campus, and we appreciate all of you!
Additionally, ASU Students for Life is seeking to be present at three amazing pro-life events on Saturday, October 25. One team will be working with Changemaker Central on the St. Vincent de Paul cleanup and volunteering project. Another team will represent ASU Students for Life at the 2014 SFLA Arizona Regional Leadership Conference, which will be held at Grand Canyon University. We are also hoping to find additional students to volunteer at the CPC Walk for Life fundraiser event, which will be on the Gammage Lawn.
Tuesday, October 21
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity
Wednesday, October 22
We Care Training #1, MU Navajo Room
Thursday, October 23
40 Days For Life Tempe, 9:00-10:00AM, Apache and Dorsey
Saturday, October 25
Changemaker Central: St. Vincent de Paul Volunteering, 8:30AM-1:00PM
SFLA Arizona Regional Leadership Conference, 8:30AM-3:00PM, Grand Canyon University
CPC Walk for Life, 9:00AM-12:00PM, ASU Gammage Lawn
Wednesday, October 29
We Care Training #2 and Pizza Party, 5:00PM-6:30PM, MU Yuma Room (Attend the training, hang out with your pro-life friends, get volunteer credit and membership points, and eat FREE pizza. Seriously.)
The Abortion Battle, 7:00PM-9:00PM, All Saints Catholic Newman Center
Thursday, October 30
40 Days For Life Tempe, 9:00-10:00AM, Apache and Dorsey
Saturday, November 1
Aid To Women Center Cleanup, 9:00AM-11:00AM
Sunday, November 2
We Care Training #3, 3:00PM-5:00PM, MU Santa Cruz Room
Monday, November 3: We Care Final Preparations
We Care Project: Final Preparations, Flyering, and whatever else may be necessary
Tuesday, November 4: We Care Project Day
"We Care" Campus Dialogue Event: 11:00AM-2:00PM, MU Stage
"We Care" Talk with Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation: 7:00PM-9:00PM, MU Cochise Room
Wednesday, November 5
General Meeting and "We Care" Project Followup: 5:00PM-6:00PM, MVHAL A121
Thursday, November 6
Hope Mobile on campus for free pregnancy and STI testing, 8:00AM-5:00PM, location TBA
Are you planning to attend?
This past weekend, I was invited to spend the weekend at Students for Life of America’s headquarters near Washington, D.C. as one of the 2014-2015 Wilberforce Leadership Fellows. The fellowship is a year-long program comprised of twelve college students, each who were selected on the basis of their efforts to change hearts and minds on their respective campuses for life. Throughout the next year, we will have weekly conferences to discuss the events we are planning, the experiences we’ve had and hopefully the lives we have been able to change and save. In addition, each fellow is assigned a mentor who is prominent in national pro-life leadership and who is able to contribute their time and wisdom to building up the next generation of pro-life leaders.
Over the weekend, we were privileged to listen to many of the SFLA national staff members, the experts in cultivating powerful pro-life student groups on campuses throughout the country. Individuals like apologetics speaker Jay Watts and SFLA president Kristan Hawkins spoke on everything regarding the most effective dialogue techniques and arguments to how the new media can be used to share the case for life. Going in to the weekend, I had two primary goals. The first was to be able to sleep on my cross-country red-eye flight. That was unsuccessful. The second, however, was that I would return to Phoenix re-energized and inspired to lead Arizona State University’s pro-life students in building not just a club, but a movement that will end abortion on our campus, in our state and in this country. This goal was most certainly reached. As I flew home, I couldn’t help but list idea upon idea that I cannot wait to share with our club’s executive team, and then with all of our members upon arrival back on campus.
While it would take too much space to share everything I’ve learned and my hopes for this year with you, I can share this: ASU Students for Life will be highly visible, active and powerful this year. We will utilize the diverse talents of our team to create the opportunity for our members to participate in education, service, and activism to grow the pro-life cause. We will commit to supporting pregnant and parenting students through their college experience via a new campus pregnancy support initiative. We will remind our peers that this time in our lives is essential for asking and answering hard questions, and we will change our campus. The pro-life movement is winning, and we cannot wait to contribute to the victory.
If you are on campus, please join us by clicking Contact Us on our website, www.asustudentsforlife.com. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and come stop by our table at ASU’s Passport Event, on August 20th.
President, ASU Students for Life