Friday, May 22, 2009
Hearbeat International Conference
This week I was able to take part in the Heartbeat International Conference in Richmond, Virginia. Hundreds of individuals from different pregnancy centers across the nation gathered together to hear talks and attend workshops given by some of the most distinguished pro-life leaders in the movement. It was an amazing experience. I was able to meet people like Fr. Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, and listen to Peggy Hartshorne, president of Heartbeat International. I was thoroughly inspired by the talks and learned many practical things about working within pregnancy care centers. This was the first time I was able to attend a conference of such great importance. I am grateful to Chris Slattery and this internship for this life changing experience. It has become clear that this internship is not only training individuals to work in pregnancy care centers, it is teaching those who take part in it, how to become the next generation of leaders within this great movement.