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Wheeling Jesuit University to Welcome Pro-Life Speaker Feb. 23

WHEELING, W.VA., Feb. 21, 2016 -- The executive director of Life Matters Journal in Pittsburgh will speak at Wheeling Jesuit University Thursday, Feb. 23.

Aimee Murphy, one of the founders of the Pittsburgh-based publication, will talk about the “stereotypical pro-life mold by exploring the holistic answer to the question of 'who deserves human rights?'” during a presentation set for 5:30 p.m. in the Edouard and Simone Ziegler Recital Hall located in WJU's Center for Educational Technologies Building. Murphy's talk is sponsored by the WJU Students for Life Club.

Murphy will examine the practical necessity to stand for human rights for all human beings; why consistency in ethical foundations requires the practice of non-violence towards all; and how the modern two-party paradigm is failing the human family.

“I believe that our generation of young people is uniquely poised to be world changers for human dignity. I entreat my young friends who may be wondering what to do or how they can possibly make a difference: get educated, get engaged, and get involved on a grassroots level. All politics is local, and your voice and your efforts will matter most to those you can help in your own community,” Murphy said.

Madeline Davin, president of WJU's Students for Life Club, said, “As students at a Jesuit school, we strive to be men and women for others. We think that Life Matters Journal and organizations like it are instrumental in demonstrating how standing against abortion and working for social justice actually work together.”

The talk is free and open to the public.

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