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Annual NRL Convention Less than a month away!

by | Jun 6, 2019

By Dave Andrusko

It doesn’t seem possible. We are just 29 days out from the pro-life educational event of the year—the annual National Right to Life Convention—this year being held July 5-6 in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. (For information about the convention and registration, please go to]

We are pleased to announced that Henry Dargan McMaster, the pro-life governor of South Carolina, will be the honored guest speaker at the Friday luncheon which will appropriately be titled, “A Time to be Encouraged.” South Carolina is among the leaders in passing pro-life legislation made possible by elected leaders such as Gov. McMaster. Here’s a sample of all he has accomplished in his career, including as the U.S. attorney for South Carolina, the state attorney general, and the lieutenant governor before becoming governor.

As the state attorney general, Mr. McMaster upheld the constitutionality of the Choose Life S.C. car tags when the department of motor vehicles asked for his opinion. The governor was central in the fight against “Obamacare,” organizing and leading the states in their challenge against the law’s unconstitutional federal encroachment. He has pledged to fight funding of abortion in South Carolina and to sign pro-life legislation that reaches his desk.

There are many other pro-lifers who will speak at one of 48 workshops in addition to general sessions, a luncheon, and the Saturday night closing banquet. To name just a few


Ashley Bratcher stars as Abby Johnson in the highly anticipated film “Unplanned,” the true story of Johnson’s inspiring transformation from Planned Parenthood clinic director to pro-life activist. Bratcher’s commitment to stories of hope has garnered her recognition as a name talent in uplifting and redemptive films.


Melissa Coles is the birth mother of the short documentary “I Lived on Parker Avenue” about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and young man’s search for where his life began.

Melissa Ohden


Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Melissa has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and before the Australian Parliament. In 2012, Melissa founded The Abortion Survivors Network (ASN).


Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is an award-winning author, an internationally renowned speaker, and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. His Human Exceptionalism blog, hosted by National Review Online, is one of the premier blogs dealing with human life and dignity. His columns are frequently reprinted in National Right to Life News Today.

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