By Dave Andrusko
But the important thing to remember for grassroots pro-lifers is that there is still time to register for the three-day-long National Right to Life convention at the Sheraton Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas. For information about the June 28-29-30 convention and how to register, please go to nrlconvention.com.
At the end of this post, I’ve attached a wonderful little video that will inspire you under the catchy hashtag #seeyouinkc2018
2018 is the 50th anniversary of National Right to Life, the nation’s preeminent single-issue pro-life organization. Fifty years of working with people just like you to save unborn babies, babies born with disabilities, and the medically vulnerable who are so susceptible to “physician-assisted suicide.”
The roster of convention speakers, as always, is first-rate and growing.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City is our Friday morning Prayer Speaker. The Catholic Bishops elected Archbishop Naumann 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 also 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.
Melissa and Sarah and Dan Compton will be three speakers at a not-to be missed afternoon general session June 28, “The Human Face of Abortion.”
Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life which is hosting the convention, explains to 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 reminds us of how we can “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!”
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! However online registration at this price ends at noon on Tuesday, June 26. After that all registration is on site at the convention at the higher late registration fee of $180.
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.”