By Carol Tobias, President
Editor’s note. These are the closing remarks for the 2021 NRL Convention delivered at the Saturday night banquet.
For the last year and a half, things have been a bit strange– shutdowns, masks, stay-at-home orders, social distancing, vaccines, etc. We never really knew what was coming next; or when or if it would end. And through it all, we persisted.
Because of all the uncertainty, we didn’t know if anyone would show up to the convention, but you did. And we had a wonderful convention! Thank you for being a part of it.
I enjoyed seeing your smiling faces. It’s encouraging to know that behind the smiles and the loving eyes also lie intelligent minds and determined hearts. There is much to be done and there is no better group to do it than you.
There are hearts and minds that need to learn more about the disastrous impact Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton have had on our country– hearts and minds that are then ready to embrace a potential change in abortion jurisprudence.
We need a public telling their elected US representatives that a budget that pays for abortion is unacceptable. No Hyde, No Budget!
We need to motivate more fellow pro-lifers to join us in the field. Whether it be legislation, political action, education, pregnancy resource centers, working with churches or community groups or students, any pro-lifer can find some way to impact his or her community. Maybe they just need a little help from you to figure out where their talents are most useful.
You know the challenges we face. You know what to do. And I know you will do it all with love in your heart and a smile on your face because, as we address issues of death, we celebrate LIFE.
Take the knowledge you’ve gained, and the motivation hopefully generated here, back to your local area and share it with your chapters. Make this week of learning count for the unborn, the elderly and those with disabilities.
Next year’s convention will be in Atlanta. I look forward to seeing you there!