“A new sense of determination and purpose to help drive the pro-life movement forward in any way I can”

By Grace Lake 

Editor’s note. Today marks the end of the five-week-long National Right to Life Academy. We asked Grace Lake and Kylie Gallegos to share their experiences with NRL News Today readers.

(Left to Right) Academy student Grace Lake; NRL President Carol Tobias; and Academy student Kylie Gallegos

The National Right to Life Academy: one of the most comprehensive pro-life educational experiences I could ever imagine receiving. 

Before attending the Academy, I had no idea what to expect. The extent of my pro-life experience and knowledge came from my college’s Students for Life group and attending the March for Life in 2019.

Throughout the past five weeks, starting at the National Right to Life Convention in June , I’ve been taught by some of the best in the movement on topics ranging from the biology of life, abortion arguments and tactics, law, and ethics. My knowledge has been put to the test in practicums, where we are put in real-life scenarios that the pro-life activist may face such as interviews, lobbying, public speaking, and press conferences.

Although this month has been challenging, I can truly say that I’ve not only grown in my knowledge about the pro-life movement, but I have the confidence and drive that it takes to confront head-on a world that disagrees with me on such a divisive issue.

Being able to converse with pro-lifers with so much experience and wisdom has been the most inspiring aspect of all. Being at the heart of political and social change has given me a new sense of determination and purpose to help drive the pro-life movement forward in any way that I can. 

I will be forever grateful for this experience, the connections and

friendships I’ve made, and the understanding of how important this movement is for my generation.