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Vita et Veritas 2023
Post-Dobbs Reflections: Pro-Life Successes and Setbacks One Year Later

November 10-11, 2023


What is the Vita et Veritas Conference?

     The Vita et Veritas Conference was founded in 2013 by a team of students in Choose Life at Yale (CLAY) led by Courtney McEachon ('15). The original team wanted to bring the pro-life message to Yale in a bigger way than the group's weekly meetings would allow. The conference has grown every year to include more students, supporters, and speakers. We are thankful for the support the conference has received in these early years, and we hope it will continue to provide a voice for the voiceless on the Yale campus for many years to come.

Why Should I Attend?

Hear Powerful Talks
Meet Other Pro-Life Students
Be Inspired

     The Vita et Veritas Conference, now in its tenth year, aims to bring pro-life thought to Yale and to engage the pro-life communities of other universities. We believe the right to life is fundamental, and we design our conference to help and inspire others to advocate for the lives of the unborn.

     Yale’s involvement with the legalization and proliferation of abortion began most prominently in 1965. In that year, the Dean of the Yale Law School argued in favor of Griswold v. Connecticut, a case that had been spurred by Planned Parenthood’s New Haven chapter. The reasoning in the Griswold case would be used to justify the Roe v. Wade decision eight years later.  Today, some Yale labs use fetal stem cell tissue, the Yale-New Haven Hospital performs abortions, and Yale tuition dollars fund the provision of abortions on our health plan.

     Abortion is difficult to discuss. Nonetheless, the Vita et Veritas team believes that our culture's reliance upon abortion must be addressed. We seek to share our views with understanding and alacrity. We are pro-life, but we invite you, whatever experiences, background, or beliefs you have, to join us this fall to think more about this issue and whether there might be a better solution for women facing the difficulties of an unplanned pregnancy. 

The Conference

2023 Conference Countdown!


Past Speakers

Abby Johnson
Former Director, Planned Parenthood
Scott Klusendorff
President, Life Training Institute
Karen Gaffney
Down Syndrome Activist
Jannique Stewart
Director, First Care’s Boca Raton Pregnancy Care Center
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Serrin M. Foster
President, Feminists for Life
Reggie Littlejohn
Founder, Women's Rights Without Frontiers
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
President, Zaytuna College
American Islamic Scholar, Author
Dr. Haywood Robinson
Former Abortionist

2023 Conference Schedule
Eastern Daylight Time

Coming soon!



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The Vita et Veritas conference is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.  Reach out to for information about how you can help support the 2022 conference.

Past Events

Past Conferences

Marjorie Dannenfelser's Talk 2021

Peter Wolfgang's Talk 2021

Professor Carter Snead's Talk 2021

Photos from the 2018 conference

Register for the 2023 Conference

Registration for the 2023 conference is here! We hope to see you in November!
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