—Posted by John (February 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm)
“Awesome!” “Amazing!” “I loved it!”
These are just some of the comments that sum up the reaction of the 100 teens and adults who attended our TeenSpeak 2016 conference on January 30 in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Back by popular demand after having spoken at a previous TeenSpeak conference, the day began with two talks by Equal Rights Institute founder Josh Brahm, the first of which was “Seven Essential Skills for Having Productive Conversations.” One student, Angela B., commented, “It was incredibly helpful! I now have more clear understanding of what it means to be pro-life.”
Another student, Sydney G., noted, “I came here wanting a better understanding of the pro-life movement, and he gave me that,” with another student adding, “This talk presented tips for pro-life conversations in an interesting way that really helped me remember it. I am excited to try out these tips.”
Josh then gave another talk, “The Most Undervalued Argument in the Pro-Life Argument,” in which he gave a detailed explanation of the Equal Rights Argument. As with Josh’s first talk, this second talk led to a lively Q & A session. One student summed the reaction of many by saying, “I have been looking for a way to articulate this argument for a couple of years and I finally found it!”
Next up was former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino, who shared some of his very personal story of why he stopped performing abortions.