CHARLOTTE — The 37th annual National Right to Life Convention will be held at The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. in Charlotte June 18-20.
The convention is hosted by N.C. Right to Life and S.C. Citizens for Life. The theme is “Stop the Abortion Agenda.” Some of the scheduled speakers are: Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center; Kate Adamson, author and inspirational speaker; and Wesley J. Smith, award-winning author and bioethicist.
According to a press release, the convention will offer over 72 workshops, five general sessions, a prayer breakfast and a closing banquet. Experts will discuss topics such as abortion and breast cancer; RU 486; statistics; Planned Parenthood and eugenics; voting pro-life; Down Syndrome; the Internet and social networking; media relations; assisted suicide; involuntary euthanasia; the rights of the disabled; Hispanic outreach; campus groups; fundraising; grassroots efforts and more.
Also, the National Teens for Life Convention will feature Michael Clancy, who captured the image of baby Samuel Armas reaching from his mother’s womb and grasping a surgeon’s finger during a procedure to correct spina bifida. The teen section will focus on the courage and skills youth need among their peers. It will include a closing pizza banquet and dance.
The deadline for registration is June 5. The cost is $100 if registered by May 31 or $180 after that. Seniors 65 and older pay $85, couples $175, students $60 and teens $50. One-day registration is $60. The cost of the prayer breakfast is an additional $30 and the closing banquet is $60. NRLC has childcare available on a first-come, first-served basis to early registrants.
The room rate for attendees is $154 until May 8. For reservations call (704) 372-4100 or go to www.theblakehotel.net.
To register for the convention: write to NRLC 2009, 512 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004; visit www.stoptheabortionagenda.com/convention; or call (202) 378-8842.