Pro-life panel tackles what it means to be pro-life

  • Panel hosted by pro-life club Lifeline answers student-written topics like “Can you be pro-abortion and a Christian?”
  • Lifeline hopes to see abortion abolished in the world and regularly participates in ministry opportunities.


Liberty University’s pro-life ministry club Lifeline hosted its second pro-life advocacy panel discussion on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in DeMoss Hall room 1286.

The pro-life advocacy panel focused on educating Liberty students by debunking myths concerning the ethical, legal and moral responses towards abortion, contraception, euthanasia and the death penalty.

The panel discussion hosted more than 150 students who were given the opportunity to listen to five panelists, each of whom held different perspectives on the topics.

The panelists included English Professor Karen Swallow Prior, Associate Professor of Law Joseph J. Martins, Professor of Biology Daniel Howell and Liberty University Online Assistant Professor Thomas Donovan as well as the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center Jennifer Snellings.

“Our goal is not to make abortion illegal, our goal is to make abortion unthinkable,” Kyle Eisenhuth, president of Lifeline, said.

According to Lifelines’s Facebook page, the club seeks to have abortion abolished from the world by helping those who are struggling with the choice of keeping their child by sharing with them the message of Christ so they may find true healing and hope.

“We are called to be the hands and feet of the pro-life movement, which involves other issues outside of abortion,” Eisenhuth. “I hope that students will understand the importance of the sanctity of life and leave with a desire to be involved.”

The event started with Eisenhuth asking the five panelists a myriad of questions created by Liberty students such as “Can you be pro-abortion and a Christian,” “How do you feel about emergency contraception? (Plan B),” and “Is being pro-life almost the same as being against women’s rights?”

These questions were meant to challenge students’ perspectives, knowledge and understanding of pro-life issues. The panelists sought to answer questions using their spiritual, biological, legal and political viewpoints.

“We should not be single issue voters,” Prior said. “Wisdom and prudence is necessary when weighing political options. We need to be wise in our sanctification. We need to think about the issues that have the longest-term consequences.”

The event ended with the five panelists each sharing their own personal remarks and stories on the issue of pro-life.

For more information or to be involved with Lifeline through sidewalk counseling, apologetics or supporting Christian ministries with resources for women and families facing a crisis pregnancy text @lulifeline to 81010 or email Lifeline at



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