Bachmann and Perry Will Headline Pro-Life Gala in November

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 15, 2011   |   12:52PM   |   Washington, DC

Two of the pro-life Republican presidential candidates will head up a gala sponsored by Americans United for Life this November to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legislative and political organization.

National leaders and political luminaries will join together in November to mark the anniversary of one of the premier pro-life legal groups that works to advance pro-life legislation on the state and federal level. AUL undertakes educational efforts and waded into the 2012 congressional elections with advertising discussing the records of candidates on abortion issues.

The event will feature an impressive list of pro-life leaders serving as honorary hosts of the much-anticipated evening and they include Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, both competing for the support of pro-life advocates looking to defeat pro-abortion President Barack Obama next year.

AUL president Charmaine Yoest noted that the anniversary gala would mark the “accumulated pro-life victories AUL has earned through years of public service and the people who made them possible.”

Milestones for AUL include successfully defending the Hyde Amendment before the U.S. Supreme Court and supporting the passage of unborn victims bills in dozens of states that protect pregnant women and unborn children from violence. AUL has helped reduce abortions in numerous states via working with state legislators to pass laws like informed consent, 24-hour waiting periods, parental notification and consent, abortion facility regulations, laws limiting abortions done with the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug, and other pro-life measures.

AUL was incorporated before the in 1971 before the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and the event will take place Wednesday, November 2 at The Newseum in Washington.

Honorary Hosts for the event include Senators:  Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Richard Burr, Senator Tom Coburn, Senator Jim DeMint, Senator Michael Enzi, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator John Hoeven, Senator Mike Johanns.

Dozens of House members, 78 including Bachmann, are honorary co-hosts as well.