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Operation Rescue 20th Anniversary Convention

Civil Disobedience Expected -- Many College Students will be in attendance

Presidential Candidate Alan Keyes -- Key Note speaker

Contact: Cristina, 740-424-4152, 904-687-9806, OperationRescueXX

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- "This event is the kickoff of a year of demonstrations and civil disobedience designed to put abortion on the front page of this election year's political debate. Our mission is to train and mobilize the next generation of pro-life activists and leaders who bring legalized child-killing to an end."

Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue

What: Large protest with civil disobedience at Philadelphia abortuary; two days of intensive training at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia.

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center; 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.

When: November 23 and 24, beginning at 2:00 P.M. Friday, at the Convention Center; at 6 a.m. Saturday morning (the 24th) large protest to be held at Philadelphia abortuary. Continuing on Saturday at 2:00 P.M.


In 1986, Randall Terry founded Operation Rescue.  On Thanksgiving weekend, 1987 -- exactly 20 years ago -- the first Operation Rescue event was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.  

That event launched a series of demonstrations and protests across the country which resulted in the largest civil disobedience movement in American history.

On this Thanksgiving weekend -- 2007 -- Randall Terry and other pro-life leaders are launching a year-long series of events commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Operation Rescue with the following purposes:

1)      To host training seminars and conventions across the country to train the next generation of pro-life activists and leaders, focusing extensively on college students

2)      To hold major protests and demonstrations - including civil disobedience - in strategic cities, with the goal of focusing the political debate on child-killing

3)      To call upon Christian leaders to clearly tell their flocks: "No Christian may in good conscience vote for any candidate who supports the killing of innocent children by abortion."