Southern Methodist University (SMU) will host Dialogue Not Debate: Pro-Life/Pro-Choice on Thursday, April 20, at 6 PM in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the SMU campus. Mustangs for Life, the Pro-Life student group at SMU, helped organize the event, along with SMU College Republicans, SMU’s Feminist Equality Movement, and SMU Women in Science and Engineering. The event will give groups with differing views the opportunity to offer perspectives on abortion and related issues.
Several members of Mustangs for Life are also Fellows in Texas Right to Life’s Dr. Joseph Graham Fellowship for College Pro-Life Leaders. The Dr. Joseph Graham Fellowship awards students scholarships and provides in depth training on Pro-Life issues and support in fostering Pro-Life groups on college campuses. The representatives of Mustangs for Life bring to Dialogue Not Debate a wealth of information about Pro-Life issues.
Members of SMU’s Pro-Life club also have perspective as a group that has sought to get to know the community and make an impact. For two years in a row, the Boots on the Ground conference has awarded Mustangs for Life the “Tin Man Award” for most philanthropic Pro-Life student group in the state of Texas. Mustangs for Life have volunteered countless hours at local pregnancy resource centers, nursing homes, and soup kitchens. Mustangs for Life are also well known on campus for regular outreach, including an annual Cemetery of the Innocents display on campus, a visual representation of the individual lives lost to abortion every day in the United States, which is regularly the target of controversy and, on occasion, vandalism.
Dialogue Not Debate is not the first time SMU has held informative events about abortion issues. Last month, Mustangs for Life co-hosted former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina for a discussion about how the Pro-Life movement is pro-woman.
The upcoming event is free and open to the public. Find out more about Dialogue Not Debate on the event Facebook page.