From Students for Life of America
:Pro-life webcast gathers 36,000!
ARLINGTON, VA- Yesterday, a pro-life webcast coordinated by 40 Days for Life's National Director, David Bereit, and Students for Life of America's Executive Director, Kristan Hawkins, gathered more than 36,000 concerned Americans to discuss the abortion mandate in the current healthcare reform bills before Congress.
The webcast, the largest ever held in the pro-life movement, united more than 15 national pro-life and pro-family organizations in an effort to educate and active pro-life and pro-life grassroots activists. The webcast emphasized that without an explicit exclusion of abortion the current healthcare reform bills before Congress would mandate that all Americans pay for abortions in both public and private plans.
Speakers included Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention ERLC, Congressmen Chris Smith and Joe Pitts, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, Kristen Day of Democrats for Life, Dr. Charmaine Yoest of Americans for United for Life, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Douglas Johnson of National Right to Life, David Bereit of 40 Days for Life, and Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.
Recordings of the call are available for download at www.stoptheabortionmandate.com