Future French Leaders Learn from National Right to Life

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

French2On July 17, Derrick Jones, National Right to Life Communications Director, and Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director, spoke to members of the Tocqueville Fellowship. The Tocqueville Fellowship, in its tenth year, trains France’s future scholars and leaders by taking them to the United States for a month to learn from “seasoned political and civil society leaders in the U.S.”

The eight Fellows were particularly intrigued by the kinds of issues pro-lifers face in the United States. Jones and Cross explained how National Right to Life served as both a leader and an informational clearing house for the Movement.

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2013_Academy_Interns_and_ToClearly, these pro-life students left with a better understanding of the right to life movement in the United States, ready to take the lessons back to France.

While at the National Right to Life office, the Fellows met students from National Right to Life’s Academy and intern program.

Tocqueville Fellowship’s Program Officer Edouard Chanot said, “Thank you so much for welcoming the Tocqueville Fellows again. It was terrific. We were glad to listen to your speech to the collegians and, as usual, to know more about your action.”

He added, “We are looking forward to coming in 2014, and wish you luck for your next fights!”

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