—Posted by John (February 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm)
“Awesome!” Phenomenal!” “I loved it!”
These are just some of the comments that sum up the reaction of the dozens of teens and adults who at our TeenSpeak 2015 conference on January 31 in Rosemont, Illinois.
The day began with a fascinating talk by former Planned Parenthood social worker Linda Couri entitled “The Choice Driven Life”. With a unique perspective as a former abortion industry insider, Linda shared how she first got involved with Planned Parenthood out of a well-intentioned sense of compassion for women, but one that she later realized was deeply misguided.
She also revealed that she herself had an abortion when she was 24, and felt no regrets about it for the next 11 years. In her words, Linda said that the pro-choice movement is fueled by “millions of women who have had abortions.”
The audience loved Linda’s talk. One student called it “eye-opening.” Another said, “I feel that God really spoke through her.”
Up next, Christine Kania talked about her experience taking part in Biking for Babies in the summer of 2014, during which she and a group of seven other riders rode from Dallas to Chicago in 10 days. Prior to the ride, each participant collected pledge money to benefit pro-life pregnancy resource centers, and all told, the members of Team Dallas raised over $70,000. (more…)