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Leading Interdenominational Pro-life Group to Give Award

Contact: Jerry Horn, National Pro-Life Religious Council, 540-220-0095

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- The National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC) announced today the recipient of its annual Pro-life Recognition Award.  This award is bestowed each year upon a leader who has made a significant difference in the effort to restore protection to unborn children.  This year's recipient is Mr. Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council. 

Rev. Frank Pavone, President of the NPRC, praised the work and example of Mr. Perkins: "Tony has an incredible record of uniting Christians of all denominations in legislative efforts that protect the rights of unborn children.  We are particularly grateful for the pioneering way he has inspired and empowered pastors to join in this cause." 

The pro-life award will be presented at the annual National Memorial for the Preborn, to be held on Capitol Hill on the morning of Friday, January 22, 2010, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  This service has been held each year for nearly two decades and attracts participants from around the nation.  For information on the memorial service, see www.nprcouncil.org/memorial.htm.