By Kansans for Life
Mary Kay Culp, Executive Director of Kansans for Life
The 2018 NRL Convention was packed with engaging speakers and passionate pro-life participants eager to learn more and be equipped to carry the pro-life cause further. From all across the nation, hundreds and hundreds of people came to attend.
It was even more exciting for us at Kansans for Life because it was the first-ever time for us to host this important annual occasion.
From the opening session on Thursday, featuring speakers including Dr. Delgado of the Abortion Pill Reversal, to the Saturday evening Closing Banquet, everyone enjoyed a variety of insightful, educational, and motivational content. Three statewide officials also attended the convention — Governor Jeff Colyer, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and State Treasurer Jake LaTurner.
We are sharing several of the highlights from this unforgettable event and we look forward to the 2019 NRL Convention.
Thank you for your support of our cause.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann, featured speaker at the Friday morning Prayer Breakfast
Archbishop Joseph Naumann was the featured speaker at Friday morning’s Prayer Breakfast. Archbishop Naumann is Chair of the Kansas Catholic Conference, and in November 2017, Naumann was elected to serve as the next Chair of USCCB Pro-Life Committee. His three-year term as Pro-Life Chair begins in November 2018. Archbishop Naumann also serves on the Board of National Committee for the Human Life Amendment, and is the Co-Chair for the Religious Alliance Against Pornography.
Sue Ellen Browder, formerly with Cosmopolitan, spoke at the Saturday night Closing Banquet
Sue Ellen Browder, speaker at the Saturday evening Closing Banquet, shared her profound perspective: from being a Cosmopolitan writer who promoted abortion and “Sexual Revolution,” and personally experiencing the heartbreak of abortion, to ultimately becoming a pro-life Christian and courageously working to advance the pro-life culture.
Wesley J. Smith spoke on the threat to conscience
Wesley J. Smith, J.D., award-winning author and internationally renowned speaker, presented a fascinating perspective on the topic, “Will Pro-Life Doctors and Nurses Be Driven out of Medicine?” Wesley Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. He is also a consultant to the Patients Rights Council. In 2008, the Human Life Foundation named him a Great Defender of Life for his work against assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Father Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
The Rev. Frank Pavone, pastoral director and chairman of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion, and pastoral director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. Fr. Frank was asked by the Vatican to serve on the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Academy for Life. He was present at the bedside of Terri Schiavo in her final hours and was an outspoken advocate for her life.