By Dave Andrusko
What better way to end the week than for National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias to talk about the future of the Right to Life Movement. As she explained yesterday, in Part One,
“The present and the future of the pro-life movement is in good hands – the hands of our young people. I’ve known that for many years, but it was reinforced to me again last month with the sight of so many young people in attendance at the March for Life here in Washington and at events held by our state affiliates at state capitols across the country.”
On today’s broadcast which can be heard at www.prolifeperspective.com, Mrs. Tobias picks up with a discussion of the growth of “Teens for Life” groups, and what their development means for our Movement.
“To find evidence of the remarkable future for the Right to Life movement, you need only look at the existence of many state and local Teens for Life groups. One of the accomplishments of which I’m most proud from my time as executive director of North Dakota Right to Life in the late 80s was the establishment of North Dakota Teens for Life – which is still going strong today educating and involving the next generation of pro-life leaders in my home state.”
She reminds her audience that Teens have always been a vital part of the pro-life movement. National Teens for Life was created in 1985 and each summer, NTL hosts an annual convention, in conjunction with the National Right to Life Convention. (This year, both conventions will be in Washington, DC, on June 28, 29, and 30—see “Make Plans to Save Lives” at www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/02/making-plans-to-save-lives.)
What you may not know is that the National Right to Life Oratory Contest is held in conjunction with the NRLC convention. Mrs. Tobias explains, “The quality of speeches given in this contest is amazing and extremely encouraging; and beginning soon will be the national essay contest for grades 7-9 and 10-12.”
There is much, much more to listen to today, including pro-life camps! (See “If we build it, they will come” at www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/02/if-we-build-it-they-will-come.)
Mrs. Tobias ends Friday’s broadcast with these words of encouragement.
“If you have a high school or college age student looking to become more involved in the right to life movement, be sure to log into our website at www.prolifeperspective.com for resource links and more information on what they can do to help us advance our great cause.”
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