by Steven Ertelt
November 19, 2007
Winston-Salem, NC (LifeNews.com) — A North Carolina foundation has selected three state residents to receive its coveted Nancy Susan Reynolds Awards, considered by some to be "North Carolina’s Nobel Prize." However, the foundation gave one of the prestigious honors to a woman who has spent her life setting up abortion businesses.
The awards were presented at a luncheon in Charlotte attended by more than 350 people from all parts of the state.
Dr. Lloyd P. (Jock) Tate, Jr., a Southern Pine resident who is the president of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, says the awards typically go to "the state’s unsung heroes — previously unheralded people who see needs and try to meet them, injustices and try to correct them."
One of the unsung heroes in the eyes of the foundation is Raleigh resident Susan Hill, who has devoted her entire professional career to promoting abortion.
One week after the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, Hill began working in the first abortion center in Florida.
Two years later, she founded the National Women’s Health Organization, comprised of several abortion centers, and her organization runs the only abortion center in the state of Mississippi.
Hill has spent much of her time in courtrooms, including three appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court. She and her organization have sued those opposing a woman’s right to choose more than 34 times in federal and state courts.
She has also appeared before Congress promoting the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug, that has killed 13 women worldwide and injured more than 1,100 in the United States alone.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation did not return a request from LifeNews.com for comment for this story.
Each award the foundation gives carries a $25,000 prize — $5,000 for the recipient to use as he or she chooses and $20,000 to be given to nonprofit organizations of his or her choice.
ACTION: Send your comments about the pro-abortion award to Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, 147 South Cherry Street, Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-5287. Call (336) 725-7541 or (800) 443-8319, fax (336) 725-6069 or email [email protected].