The 15th Annual
Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life
Georgetown University · January 20, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Healy Hall · 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Morning Panel Discussion
Morality and the Law
Hadley Arkes, Ph.D
Founder and Director, James Wilson Institute
Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions, Amherst College
Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO, Americans United for Life
Christopher Tollefsen, Ph.D.
Professor, University of South Carolina
Thomas Farr, Ph.D
Director, Religious Freedom Project
John Keown, Ph.D., DCL, DPhil, Moderator
Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Robert P. George
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
Breakout Session Speakers
Steven Mosher, Ph.D
It’s Time to Ban Sex-Selective Abortions
Sr. Hanna Klaus, MD, FACOG
What Happens When You Own Your Own Fertility
Karen Clifton, Ph.D
The Sanctity of All Life: The Death Penalty
What’s So Bad About Abortion?
Rabbi David Novak, Ph.D.
The Right to Life and Children’s Rights
Jennifer Lahl, RN, M.A.
The Ethics of the New Modern Family
Rev. Stephen Fields, S.J., Ph.D.
Abortion and the Natural Law:
Exploring the Concept of Intrinsic Moral Evil
Toward a Spirituality of Life
Mass for Life
Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart · 6:30 p.m.
Bishop Michael Barber, SJ
Bishop of Oakland
Principal Celebrant and Homilist