Dec 4, 2012 / 06:08 pm
A young pro-life American activist is expanding her work overseas after speaking at her first international conference in France.
Lila Rose, who spoke at the International Symposium for Life, held in the southwestern town of Biarritz from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, is planning on more work abroad.
The conference, drew doctors, pro-life advocates and bishops from the United States, Russia, Spain, France, Canada and the Holy See, and was aimed at raising public awareness, challenging political leaders and educating young people about love and life.
But Lila Rose, who has received death threats and promises of legal action for her undercover work in abortion centers, did not want to release much information on her plans for Europe.
“We don’t want to release too many details of our work abroad, but every country in Europe is being affected by abortion,” Rose told CNA on Dec. 4.
“The idea is to encourage and come up with some strategies that may have been effective in the United States and use them in Europe,” said the 24-year-old, who is originally from California.
“Here in Europe there’s definitely a climate of quietness and apathy about this issue out of fear,” she said.
Rose works for Live Action, a pro-life group she founded nearly a decade ago that is known for its undercover investigations and exposés on abortion centers.
Europeans have often told her they thought they couldn’t do her work and that they would receive attacks they could not withstand.
But Rose said that “if you employ professionalism and put your mind into persuading, you can overcome the challenges you’re told you will face.”
In fact, she was initially told that no one would listen to her, but over time she learned to be persistent and bold.
Rose explained that she is expanding her work to include Europe because “America has exported its pro-abortion ideologies, and so our interest must also look beyond the United States.
“We have to pay attention to what is happening internationally to help our investigative program.” …