Reggie Littlejohn, a former high powered, Bay Area litigator who graduated from Yale and overcame severe and life-threatening illness to Catholic reconversion, was called to a completely new life—personally and professionally. While recovering, through prayer and discernment, she felt drawn to give up her litigation career, and, instead, focus on the abuse of women in China specific to forced abortion and the protection of the unborn—challenging head-on China’s 40 year old “One Child” policy in a very public way. Ms. Littlejohn’s exposure to China’s forced abortions and gendercide policy grew out of her pro-bono work for Chinese women seeking asylum in the US, leading her to found Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition that opposes and spotlights the forced abortion and sexual slavery horrors in China. This is story that promises to hold you spellbound.
Ms. Littlejohn’s efforts have gained international attention and momentum. She is featured in “It’s a Girl,” an authoritative documentary film about gendercide in China and India. She screened the film three times at the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women in March, 2013. Her address to the European Parliament became a chapter in the book, Human Rights in China After the Olympic Games. In addition, she wrote a screenplay that takes on China’s One Child policy in a direct, engaging and surprising way, that-- despite its moralistic and Christian values—the script won recognition at secular screen writer contests.
In February of this year, Legatus presented its prestigious Cardinal John J. O’Connor Pro-Life Award to four pro-life leaders at its annual summit. For her work, Ms. Littlejohn was the first of those four recipients. Last year, she was named by Inside the Vatican Magazine as one of its “Top 10 People of 2013” for her work and “witness that can instruct and inspire.” Her call to her faith and vocation will truly inspire the rest of us: that through our own faith we can respond in ways, large and small, to make a profound difference in the world. Don’t miss this compelling presentation!
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I did not see this one coming. What an incredible witness for life! Bob Dunning's story about how he was fired from KFBK for encouraging a radio caller to choose life instead of supporting an abortion for his granddaughter was so striking and touching. I liked him before this presentation, now, I love this guy!
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