By Jacki Ragan, Director, NRL Conventions
Where were you when Roe v. Wade was overturned? I was in a hotel in Atlanta, Georgia at NRLC 2022, National Right to Life annual Convention. I was surrounded by Executive Directors, Presidents, and Directors of state right-to-life affiliates from all across the country. How fitting that these pro-life champions would be in one place when Roe fell.
What an amazing morning that was!
My little temporary office there at the Marriott quickly filled up. We shared hugs, tears, disbelief, praise, worship, and overwhelming joy. The audience that we shared the news with included representatives from the states, attorneys, and NRLC’s devoted staff.
I’ve devoted my adult life to playing a role in helping to overturn Roe v Wade. After 46 years, it had collapsed. And it happened at the 51st annual National Right to Life Convention. It was truly one of the most amazing moments of my life.
As we are planning the convention this year, I keep thinking to myself, “Well, that is going to be a hard one to top.” We won’t have an historic reversal to celebrate but consider what we have lined up for you!
NRLC 2023 will begin on Friday morning, June 23, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located inside the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Airport.
Reservations are closed but you can come to the hotel and register in person. There is no limit on the number of walk ins we can take.
The two-day convention will have something for everyone and we invite everyone to join us. There will be pro-life exhibits, a National Teens for Life convention that will be filled with workshops especially designed for teens,
Workshops covering topics from A-Z that will give you in-depth information and guidance about what needs to be done. General Sessions on current legislative and political battles will bring you the latest information courtesy of the many amazing speakers we will have, including some of your favorites. An opening Prayer Breakfast and a closing Banquet will offer inspiration and at the same time provide a learning experience in a little different setting.
During all this time, adults will have the opportunity to meet and talk with people who do exactly what you do, have encountered the same issues as you do, share with them how you do things, and—most importantly—exchange ideas and strategies for accomplishing the glorious goals of helping mothers and their unborn children.
And, we WILL celebrate the one-year anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade – a decision that cost almost 65 million lives.
We will celebrate.
We hope to see you there!