Rep. John Boehner to Headline NRLC Convention

For immediate release:
Thursday, May 27, 2010                                                                                     

HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER TO SPEAK AT RIGHT TO LIFE CONVENTION

WASHINGTON — Today the National Right to Life Committee, the federation of 50 state right-to-life groups and more than 3,000 local chapters, announced that House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio will headline a Saturday morning general session at the annual National Right to Life Convention in June.  In addition, Mr. Boehner will receive the National Right to Life Legislative Leadership Award.

 “Congressman John Boehner has been an outspoken supporter of the most vulnerable members of our society,” said National Right to Life Co-Executive Director Darla St. Martin.  “Throughout the battle over President Obama’s health care bill, Leader Boehner worked tirelessly to defend the rights of unborn children, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled.”

 Mr. Boehner’s address and award presentation will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport.  The session is part of the annual National Right to Life Convention which annually brings together more than 800 grassroots pro-life activists from across the country.  The three-day convention features five general sessions, more than 60 workshops, annual Prayer Breakfast and closing banquet.  The convention was last held in Pittsburgh in 2002.

 “We are thrilled that Leader Boehner will join us for this year’s National Right to Life Convention,” added St. Martin.  “His dedication to our great cause will be an inspiration to everyone in attendance.”

 Credentialed journalists interested in covering any part of the three-day convention, including the Saturday morning general session must pre-register with the National Right to Life Communications Department.  For more information, contact Derrick Jones or Jessica Rodgers at (202) 626-8825.  

 The National Right to Life Committee is the nation’s largest pro-life group with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters nationwide.  National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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