Pro-life leaders Carmichael and Armstead to address West Virginia pro-life rally crowd

State Senate President Mitch Carmichael

State Senate President Mitch Carmichael

Supporters of West Virginians for Life (WVFL) will gather at the Capitol on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for annual Pro-Life Rally Day with the main event, a rally, at noon.

West Virginians for Life is pleased to announce that state Senate President Mitch Carmichael and state House Speaker Tim Armstead will address the crowd in addition to Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Secretary of State Mac Warner.

State House Speaker Tim Armstead

State House Speaker Tim Armstead

National Right to Life Political Director/WVFL Legislative Coordinator Karen Cross will speak as well as WVFL President Wanda Franz, Ph.D. Pro-life legislators will be introduced and petitions presented during the rally. Additionally, the winners of the Teen Essay Contest will read their winning entries.

Other highlights include special music from the Re:Claim Worship Team, singer Frank Tettenburn, and the annual Prayer Processional with walkers carrying crosses.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

West Virginians for Life is working to pass HB 2002/SB 424, the Parents Right to Know Act, which would close loopholes in existing state law that allow abortionists to perform secret abortions on underage girls. These loopholes not only interfere with the rights of parents, they also put girls in abusive situations at greater risk.

Secretary of State Mac Warner

Secretary of State Mac Warner

“Parental involvement laws have been incredibly successful in 30 states across the nation,” said WVFL President Dr. Wanda Franz. “These laws have not only reduced adolescent abortion rates in the given states from 13 to 19 percent but have also reduced adolescent pregnancy rates.”

Furthermore, she said, “They also eliminate the risk for the numerous health problems that are known to follow abortion, especially in teens.”