I’m stepping away from my usual beat for a trip to Dallas, Texas and the Pro-Life Women’s Conference hosted by And Then There Were None and the Alice Paul Group. I’ll post updates via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@leaven4theloaf) while I’m on the scene June 24-26, and I’ll add follow-up posts when I return.
This trip wouldn’t be possible without the support of sponsors of this blog. I’m grateful to my readers for this opportunity.
You can read about the conference at its web site, and you can see from the list of speakers why I’m giving up a weekend to fly halfway across the country. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that what I see here in New Hampshire is all there is to the pro-life movement. As you’ll see from the variety of affiliations among the speakers – Secular Pro-Life, New Wave Feminists, Guiding Star Project, Democrats for Life, BraveLove, to name just a few – there’s much more to the pro-life mission.
Let’s say I’m expanding my comfort zone, not stepping outside it.
I’ll see a few familiar faces in Dallas, including New Hampshire neighbor Darlene Pawlik of Save the 1, who blogs at The Darling Princess. I’m glad she has this opportunity to tell her story to women from around the country.
I’ll keep you posted.