National Right to Life Convention: Day 2
If day one was there to inspire attendees and rally the troops into excitement, day two was all about getting down to business. The opening session was centered around the political and financial aspirations of the pro – life movement. I would certainly agree that such a focus is necessary at this time. The November election, as Senator Ayottee remarked, will be key not only in determining the possibility of repealing Obamacare and bringing more pro – life politicians into the Senate; the next president will likely have the opportunity to appoint two new Supreme Court justices. Further, Justices Kennedy and Scalia (76 and 75 years old) who were among the 4 who dissented in the recent National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius case may be amid those looking to retirement.
Several of the workshops I attended were equally practically oriented. While one addressed the pros and cons of POST (physician orders for scope of treatment) and their connections with living wills, another outlined the proper way to lobby representatives in your state. A third explained the life and ideas of Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger with the specific intent to educate the audience about the verifiable facts to use in debate.
I take this atmosphere as a sign that there is a network of well-intentioned and committed individuals from many faith and non-religious communities who are traveling and networking to protect innocent life. Further, I appreciate the efforts being made to teach people who feel strongly about abortion, population control, and euthanasia issues how to persuasively spread the truth to others.
P.S. Watched today’s opening session live at 9:30AM here –> http://stoptheabortionagenda.com/convention/