By Jacki Ragan, Convention Director
What are your early summer plans for this year? We hope you will consider joining us at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located inside the Pittsburgh, PA Airport on June 23, 24, 2023 for the 52nd annual National Right to Life Convention! If last year didn’t convince you that it is THE place to be, I am not sure what will!
We have an exceptional line up of speakers ready and waiting for you to give you the best of the best. We will kick off the convention with the Prayer Breakfast, one of the most popular events of the event.
Following the Prayer Breakfast, we will hear the latest on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia from Wesley J. Smith, J.D., of the Discovery Institute, and Alex Schadenberg, President of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. These two will educated you, entertain you, and you will be thrilled to have been a part of the session. (Sidenote: It was in the middle of Wesley’s general session in 2022 that we learned Roe v. Wade was overturned!).
After lunch, we are delighted to introduce you to Amy Ford, Co-Founder and President of Embrace Grace. Embrace Graces works to ensure that every young woman in a crisis pregnancy is connected with a church body where she can find acceptance, resources, and the hope of Christ.
We will also hear from an attorney who will lay out the details of the terrible legislative onslaught attacking Pregnancy Resource Centers on all fronts. This is a session for everybody. Many of us know someone who experienced an unintended pregnancy who found a Pregnancy Resource Center that provided assistance for the mother and unborn baby.
Following dinner on Friday evening, we will meet and learn from Mr. Benjamin Watson, Superbowl Champion, NFL Player, Believer, Husband, Father, Pro-Life, and Justice Advocate. He and his wife, Kirsten have 7 children and a life filled with love.
He said in an article published in Epoch Times, “Being present, I think, has been important to me; when you walk through that door, you’re a daddy, you’re a husband – you’re all those things that are much more important and separate than your occupation outside of the home.” We are all so looking forward to meeting Benjamin and he will be signing books following the session on Friday evening.
In addition to these 4 major sessions today, we will host 24 workshops on all pro-life topics. You can visit our vendors in the exhibit area, you can meet and talk with other pro-lifers from across the nation, or you can drop in on the National Teens for Life Convention and see what they are learning.
All this and more. And this is just Friday…Stayed tuned for an upcoming story about Saturday!