By Dave Andrusko
49 days…and counting. In just seven weeks, pro-lifers from around the country will converge on the Sheraton Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas for the annual National Right to Life Convention. (For information about the June 28-29-30 convention and how to register, please go to nrlconvention.com.)
Adding history to this gathering of pro-life America, this is the 50th anniversary of National Right to Life, the nation’s preeminent single-issue pro-life organization. Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life, reminds attendees what they can expect from this three-day educational bonanza.
“For starters, the convention brings together in one place national experts on every phase of the life issues in order to equip grassroots pro-lifers not only with the knowledge and skills they need to advance our cause, but provide enthusiasm and motivation,” Culp says.
NRLC convention director Jacki Ragan agrees. “Learn from the best, mingle with like-minded people, hear and meet amazing speakers, and leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to go home, get to work and save lives!”
For those who haven’t attended an NRLC convention, you can go to youtube.com for a snapshot of the fun, camaraderie, education, and team-building that took place last year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There is a special emphasis on young people who are the future of our Movement.
The roster of speakers, as always, is first-rate and growing as we approach June 28.
Our Prayer Speaker is Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City. Earlier this year the Catholic Bishops elected Archbishop Naumann has chairman of the conference’s vitally important committee on pro-life activities. He succeeds another pro-life champion, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, and takes over formally in November.
We will be honored to hear from Dr. George Delgado, Medical Director of Abortion Pill Reversal, bioethicist Wesley J. Smith, abortion survivor Melissa Ohden, and Sarah Zagorski. Special projects director for Louisiana Right to Life, Sarah was rescued from abortion and often shares her story of survival, hope, and healing.
You can register for all three days for one low price: $50 for teens, $65 for college students, and $120 for adults. Plus, one-day registrations are also available!
The convention features 5 general sessions and 60+ workshops to choose from, plus for an extra charge, a Prayer Breakfast on Friday morning, and a Closing Banquet Saturday night.
The late Dr. Jean Garton, author of the pro-life classic, “Who Broke the Baby,” once said at a general session, “The three days of the National Right to Life Convention represents the annual gathering of America’s pro-life ‘family’ and it is like coming home again.”
You can register right now at nrlconvention.com/register.
Come join the family in Kansas City, Kansas.