Listen to audio presentations from our 2017 Life Conference, themed Life 360°, held in Washington, D.C. Photo galleries for this event and the 2017 March for Life, can be viewed at lcms.org/events/lifeconference.
About the Presentations
Opening Divine Service, Setting I – Sermon
Rev. Christopher Esget, pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Va.
It May Not Be Too Late: Abortion Pill Reversal
Dr. George Delgado is the medical director of Culture of Life Family Health Care, the medical director of the Abortion Pill Reversal program and the associate medical director of The Elizabeth Hospice. In his presentation, he explains what medical abortion is and how we now have a means to reverse it.
Reproductive Choices: Assisted Reproductive Technology
Dr. Donna Harrison is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, and she serves as the executive director of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), the largest pro-life physician organization in the world. This presentation explores the mechanics of assisted reproductive technology, the fate of embryos so conceived, and ethical questions which arise in the process of IVF and other reproductive technologies.
End of Life Issues
Rev. John Pless is assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he also serves as director of field education. The alleged “right to die” has been added to the ever-expanding list of rights to be asserted on the basis of human autonomy. This session will examine and critique this thinking.
Life Together in the LCMS
Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is the 13th person to serve as president of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
Divine Service, Setting III – Sermon
Rev. Michael Salemink, executive director, Lutherans for Life.
Prenatal Genetic Testing and Disability as a Life Issue
Dr. Donna Harrison’s session will explore what Prenatal Genetic Testing consists of, what answers it can give, and some good and not so good reasons for seeking prenatal genetic testing.
The War on Women
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist.