National Right to Life Convention Brings Pro-Lifers to Florida

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 22, 2011   |   11:43PM   |   Washington, DC

The National Right to Life Committee is bringing its annual convention to Florida this week, a state that will ultimately combine with a handful of others to decide the eventual outcome of the 2012 presidential election.

NRLC and representatives of its 50 state affiliates and 3,000 local chapters are gathering for three days of educational workshops, speakers and preperations for the 2012 elections. The convention runs from June 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida. The last time the organization held its convention in Florida was in 1998. The theme is “Bringing America Back to life.”

“The National Right to Life Convention truly is the premiere pro-life educational event of the year,” said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias.  “Every attendee – from the most seasoned activist to the newest members of our movement – will leave empowered with information about abortion, assisted suicide, embryo-killing research, and the Obama health care law and will be motivated to share that information in their own communities.”

“Every summer pro-life individuals from across the country and around the world gather at the National Right to Life convention to exchange ideas, share information and join together in the common goal of ensuring protection for all innocent human life,” Tobias said. “Attendees include leaders of National Right to Life’s chapters and state affiliates, veteran pro-life activists and new members who have only recently taken up the cause of life.”

Guest speakers at this year’s convention include Tobias, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard and Fox News Contributor Fred Barnes, former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director Abby Johnson,  recording artist Jaime Thietten, abortion survivor Melissa Ohden, author Angela Franks, Ph.D., and photojournalist Michael Clancy.

The convention will also feature a Republican presidential candidate forum on Friday morning that and pro-life candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are slated to appear. Michele Bachman

Additionally, American Victims of Abortion, an outreach program of National Right to Life, will mark its 25th anniversary with a series of workshops exploring the impact of abortion on both women and men in the country and the very real prevalence of post-abortion syndrome among women who have had abortions.

National Teens for Life (NTL) will also hold its 26th annual convention concurrently with workshops and sessions geared specifically toward educating and mobilizing the next generation of pro-life activists.

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) will report on the pro-life victories of state legislatures at its annual convention, taking place this week in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Four states have passed a bill that would ban abortion at the point that the unborn child can feel pain; Nebraska did it last year,” Tobias told OneNewsNow. “So with the four this year, we now have five states. Several states are going after Planned Parenthood in order to take tax-dollar funding from the organization,” Tobias adds. “Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion-provider.”

“Some experts are going to talk about how abortion can impact breast cancer [and] what the link is between the two,” Tobias added. “We’re going to be talking about the Obama healthcare law and how it rations healthcare for everyone in the country.”