On Thursday, March 9th, the Pro-Life Future program welcomed our 17th official Pro-Life Future young adult group, Denver Pro-Life Future. The new chapter hosted their official launch event at The Irish Snug complete with great friends, good food, and supportive community allies.
Chapter founder and president, Christina Coffman, shared with us why she decided to get involved in Pro-Life Future and the purpose of this chapter:
“I just recently moved to Denver and one of the first things I noticed was that this city is passionately pro-life. The pro-life movement in Denver has been growing with much of the momentum coming from young adults in the community. At the Denver March for Life this year, I met several people that wanted to be involved beyond the March. Denver Pro-Life Future has five main objectives. First, we will provide trainings to equip people with the tools to be effective activists. Additionally, we will begin regular sidewalk counseling outside of an abortion clinic. We will also go out to the 16th St Mall, a popular street in Denver, to initiate conversations regarding the dignity of life. Our fourth objective is to lobby for pro-life bills and finally we would like to work as a team alongside other local pro-life efforts.”
The group gained the support of local politician, Senator Tim Neville. At the launch, Senator Neville affirmed his strong pro-life values and his willingness to defend all human life. “I believe in life at conception until natural death.” He had the crowd laughing with his personal anecdotes of life as a pro-life politician and conversations with pro-choice constituents.
Christina Coffman shared the group’s enthusiasm for the senator’s support. “We are so grateful to have the support of Senator Tim Neville. During the launch on Thursday Senator Neville said, “What could you do that is more important than saving the life of a baby?” He is passionately pro-life and supportive of our new chapter! “
Bethany Janzen, also joined the group for the launch party. As the Rocky Mountains Regional Coordinator, Bethany works with Students for Life of America’s high school and college outreach. She was excited about the timing of this new young adult pro-life group in Denver. “With graduation approaching, the Denver Pro-Life Future chapter provides the perfect community for graduating Students for Life leaders in the Denver area to continue their pro-life activism in their community and alongside their peers.”
Beth Rahal, SFLA’s new Pro-Life Future Director, shared, “It’s exciting to see pro-life young adults mobilizing and starting new chapters in cities across the country. Pro-Life Future chapters create purposeful, impactful opportunities for young adults to influence the culture and laws of their communities.”
We welcome our fellow Pro-Life Future members and supporters to follow Denver Pro-Life Future on Facebook and to join us in congratulating this new chapter on a successful launch.