Contact: Kimberly Zenarolla, National Pro-Life Religious Council, 202-494-4410
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- The National Pro-Life Religious Council, along with representatives from many other pro-life groups, will hold a news conference Monday morning, January 22, 8:15 AM in the US Senate Dirksen Building, room G-50 to discuss new legislative tactics in the face of a pro-choice leadership in the 110th Congress.
The news conference will immediately precede the 13th annual National Memorial for the Pre-born and their Mothers and Fathers, the only fully dressed pro- life worship service held in the US Capitol complex.
“It’s a new day in Washington and that means a new challenge for pro-lifers,” said Rev. Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK), an Evangelical minister and one of the founders of the Memorial event. “Christ said we must be as clever as serpents and harmless as doves. With pro-choice leaders in the House and Senate, we may need to be downright snaky.”
The National Memorial for the Pre-born and their Mothers and Fathers last year drew an overflow crowd. The sponsoring organizations have put out a call this year emphasizing that with staunchly pro- abortion Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a strong showing is vital at both the annual Memorial and annual March for Life that follows.
Several members of Congress are expected to address the gathering, including Kansas senator Sam Brownback.
Pro-Life Leadership News Conference
January 22, 2007
8:15 AM, US Senate Dirksen Building, Room G-50 (auditorium)
Constitution Ave & 1 Street, NE
The featured speaker will be Fr. Frank Pavone, MEV, founder of the first and only anti-abortion Catholic Order called "The Missionaries of the Gospel of Life", which was approved by the Vatican six months ago.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Pro-Life Religious Council
Rev. Rob Schenck, National Clergy Council
Dr. Paul Schenck, National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill
Day Gardner, Blacks for Life
Georgette Forney, Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Rev. Kirk van der Swaagh, Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
Rev. John Brown, United Church of Christ Friends for Life
Dr. Gary Dull, Faith Baptist Ministries
Dr. Johnny Hunter, Life, Education and Resource Network
Vera Faith Lord, Alpha Omega Life – Orthodox
Bishop Craig Bates and Rev. Terry Gensemer, Charismatic Episcopalians for Life
Pastor Clenard Howard Childress, Black Americans for Life
Rev. Ben Sheldon, Presbyterians Pro-Life
Mr. Dennis Demauro, Lutherans for Life International
Dr. John Vandenberge, Methodist Episcopal Church USA
Dr. Edwin Elliott, Reformed Presbyterian Churches
Several others to be announced.