UFFL Life and Learning Conference 2023

Thirty-third Annual Conference
"Life and Learning XXXIII"

Post-Roe Policy Considerations

Coming June 7-8, 2024


Click here to Register.


Limited on-campus housing is available through the same registration link above. The closest hotels are approximiately 15 minutes away - close to the Mall of America/Minneapolis Airport area.

The Koterski Fund for Conference Expenses

Open to members who need financial assistance for attending UFFL's annual conference. Priority consideration is given to those who are presenting papers. Email applications to [email protected]. Limited funds available. DEADLINE 2023 ASAP

Download the Application here


Conference Theme

Although, in its 2022 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court finally recognized that there never was a Constitutional right to abortion, it failed to recognized that being human suffices for having human rights. This means, first, that the lives of prenatal children are still imperiled in states across the country, especially given that the abortion pill, despite its maternal risks, removes its victims from the public eye. Second, it means that the unalienable right to life continues to be eviscerated with the result of strengthening the euthanasia movement. Third, it means that pro-death advocates will continue to obscure the truths about the human person and human rights. Fourth, it means that our scholarship is needed more than ever to combat the misinformation and deceit spread by those willing to kill prenatal children and euthanize the infirm.

Kenote Speakers

Clarke Forsythe, JD
Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life and prolific news pundit.

Donna Harrison, MD
CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Richard Doerflinger
Fellow of the University of Notre Dame's de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture and an Adjunct Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy at the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

Richard Fehring, Ph.D. RN, FAAN
Professor emeritus at Marquette University, Director of the Institute for Natural Family Planning, and the 2023 recipient of the Rupert and Timothy Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions to Prolife Scholarship.

Call For Proposals

Please consider submitting an abstract for our upcoming conference at the University of St Thomas. Abstracts on Legal, political, cultural, philosophical, spiritual, psychological, social, biological, medical, historical, and economic analyses of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia as well as prolife remedies and pedagogies are welcome as always.

Deadline for Priority Consideration of Abstracts is May 10th, 2023
All proposals should be one page (maximum) including the proposed paperís working title, full contact information and a brief abstract. Email proposals to R. Mary Lemmons at [email protected]. Excellent conference papers are eligible for publication in our peer-reviewed proceedings, Journal of Life and Learning. For more information see www.uffl.org.

New members are most welcome and can join online.