National Right to Life Convention Focuses on Obama’s Pro-Abortion Agenda
by Steven Ertelt
May 29, 2009
Charlotte, NC (LifeNews.com) — Every year the National Right to Life convention presents an opportunity for pro-life advocates to immerse themselves in the latest information on abortion and bioethics topics. This year, Right to Life will focus on stopping the pro-abortion agenda of President Barack Obama.
The 37th annual National Right to Life Convention, held this year in Charlotte, North Carolina at the modern Blake Hotel, features more than 70 workshops with experts on topics ranging from Planned Parenthood, abortion and politics to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
NRLC convention director Jacki Ragan tells LifeNews.com that the convention is a one-a-year "chance to meet and talk with like minded people from across the nation."
At the same time, pro-life advocates will get the tools they need to make a different in the political arena, where legislation and elections results in decisions affecting countless unborn children.
"The bottom line is this, if you are interested in actively working to stop the abortion agenda, then you need to be at the convention,’ Ragan says.
The event will feature top-name speakers such as renowned best selling author Wesley Smith and Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, director of the National Catholic Bioethics Center.
Congressman Christopher Smith, a pro-life hero to many, will close the convention with the keynote speech at the banquet and Reverend John Raphael, will headline the prayer breakfast.
Raphael, a 1989 graduate of Notre Dame, will talk about the effects of President Obama’s speech at the University of Notre Dame on the pro-life and African-American communities.
"Father is convinced that the historical experience of African Americans puts them in a unique position to be powerful public advocates for the rights of the unborn and all defenseless human beings. Bridging the gap between the mainstream pro-life community and African-Americans remains a major goal of his work and ministry," Ragan says.
Although hundreds of adults will gather for workshops, forums and speeches, a full National Teens for Life convention runs concurrently along with specialized workshops for pro-life college students looking to make a difference on their campus.
There, hundreds of young people will take their first step in becoming the pro-life leaders of tomorrow.
Related web sites:
National Right to Life Convention – https://stoptheabortionagenda.com/convention
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