The National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC) has named Tony Perkins to receive the group's annual Pro-Life Recognition Award. The honor is reserved for leaders who make significant differences in the effort to restore protection to unborn children. Perkins is president of Family Research Council.
Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, president of NPRC, offers high praise for the former Louisiana state lawmaker. "Tony has an incredible record of uniting Christians of all denominations in legislative efforts that protect the rights of unborn children," states Pavone. "We are particularly grateful for the pioneering way he has inspired and empowered pastors to join in this cause."
The honor will be presented to Perkins at the annual National Memorial for the Preborn in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2010, the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion in America.