First Meeting of the Year and Pro-Life Apologetics Training

Welcome back to school, everyone!

BUSFL is kicking off the year with a general meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 9 PM in CAS room 428. We’ll set out goals for the year, assign everyone to committees to carry out those goals, and remind ourselves why it’s so important to take a stand for life.

Ever wish you could make a better argument for protecting the unborn? Let Scott Klusendorf of the Life Training Institute show you how on Thursday, September 19 at 8 PM, again in CAS 428. We’ll be watching the DVD of his lecture, “The Case for the Pro-Life Position”. This is something every pro-lifer should know, so come join us if you can!


Way to Go, Sara!

Sara Blandford (SSW’13) and five-month-old Sofi wait in the wings for last Friday’s School of Social Work Convocation. Sofi’s twin, Isak, was hanging with proud family members. Blandford had the twins during intersession, she said.

Photo by Cydney Scott

O No! I’m Graduating! What am I going to do?!


ANNOUNCEMENT (BURTL) – The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) predicts that about 1.79 Million students will graduate from college in 2013.  Competition and a 53% unemployment or under-employment rate among recent graduates will make finding a job tough for the Boston University Senior class.

If you find yourself in such a situation and do not know where to go or what to do next, consider working for the prolife movement! Even if you just need something to do over the summer while you look for something more permanent, apply to spend a summer in Washington DC working for a Non-governmental organization or Think-Tank.

Just spending a few months working full-time for the movement will impact the rest of your life.  You will get a hands-on, first-person outlook on the inner-workings of the movement.  You will be around our nations’ leaders; you will have life-changing encounters with incredible people such as Lila Rose, Kristan Hawkins, Stephen Mosher, Carol Tobias, and so forth. 

“The summer after my Junior year I wanted to do something other than take classes, and so I applied to work at the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute in Washington DC,” said Joseph Austin, alumni of Boston University Right to Life.  “It was one of the best decisions I have ever made and not only did I have an unforgettable experience working on the Hill, but it helped me to figure out my vocation in life,” he said. 

“Every day I found myself working on a wide variety of tasks in a variety of places, whether it was writing articles on meetings at the US Institute of Peace or in the Capitol, to planning grassroots movements in London, to scheduling meetings with Senate and House staffers, every day was a new day.  I met many leaders in the national and international pro-life movement, and got connected.”

Boston University Right to Life has provided a new page on its website for those interested in continuing prolife ministry during the summer or after college.  It can be found here

To read stories or articles about what it’s like working for the pro-life movement, please visit the International Youth Coalition page here.