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Olivia Gans Turner, American Victims of Abortion (AVA) Director, will address pro-life convention crowd in Fairmont, West Virginia

by | Sep 27, 2022

West Virginians for Life (WVFL) invites all to gather in the Trinity Assembly of God fellowship hall at 70 Maranatha Drive, Fairmont, WV, on Saturday, October 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for the Annual West Virginians for Life Convention where the theme will be “Love Them All: Loving Hearts and Saving Lives.” Doors will open at 9:00.

American Victims of Abortion Director Olivia Gans Turner will be the keynote speaker. She has spoken widely on post-abortion syndrome and other abortion-related issues in the United States and in Europe. She travels to many college campuses throughout the year to meet with the students, and, as a frequent witness before legislative bodies, she provides testimony on informed consent laws and parental notification laws as well as abortion complications.

Her topic will be “When They Say…You Say.” Other presenters include WVFL President Dr. Wanda Franz, addressing how Roe failed women and the research to prove it; Perinatologist Byron Calhoun on “Dispelling the Post-Roe Myths”; and WVFL Legislative Director Sadie Shields, whose topic is “The 2023 Legislative Agenda.”

Lunch is included in the $35 cost. During the noon luncheon, the crowd will be introduced to elected officials and candidates.

Led by WVFL Legislative Director Sadie Shields and Delegate Riley Keaton, the Teen Day Camp is an added feature. Catering to teens, the day camp will provide time for games in addition to learning. Prices are now $15 for both high school and college students ($10 each if in a group of 10 or more). Childcare is also available, provided requests are known in advance.

Attendees will be treated to short but information-packed presentations with music and pro-life video clips interspersed. Random prize giveaways are also a fun part of the conference.

This is a catered event, so RSVP to WVFL at 304-594-9845. Payment can be made at the door if attendees make their plans known ahead of time. Online payment is also an option at

Categories: Pro-Lifers