First ever pro-life summit to take place in D.C. in January 2020

Anti-abortion groups rallied outside of the new Planned Parenthood mega abortion clinic, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Fairview Heights, Ill. (Derik Holtmann/Belleville News-Democrat via AP)

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UPDATED 11:09 AM PST – Thursday, October 10, 2019

A handful of conservative organizations are extending a hand to others ahead of the nation’s first ever pro-life summit. The one day event will take place next year and aims to recruit and train pro-life activists of all ages.

Students for Life America, Live Action, Alliance Defending Freedom and the Heritage Foundation are hoping to grow a grassroots movement in 2020. The summit titled ‘Casting a Vision for a Post-Roe America’ aims to advance the pro-life agenda by recruiting more allies. The event will feature prominent Republican speakers such as the vice president’s daughter, Charlotte Pence, and former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The conference will focus on ways to encourage pro-life values and elect politicians who will prioritize pro-life laws. They will also discuss strategies for overturning the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case.

Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins is set to take the stage, where she hopes to strike common ground with people on the other side of the aisle. Hawkins recently voiced her support for abolishing abortion and is encouraging fathers to take care of the babies they help create.

“After the Alabama and Georgia pro-life laws passed, pro-abortion feminists took to the internet saying that if abortion is gonna be illegal, men need to step up and be responsible — Amen sisters,” she said. “Despite what you may have heard, men play an important role in abortion.”

Hawkins went on to say a man’s primary job is to protect his family, which she claims begins with helping the woman he impregnates take care of their child. The SFLA leader said encouraging men to fulfill their fatherly duties may help reduce the number of abortions.

The 2020 National Pro-Life Summit will take place in Washington D.C. next January.