Pro-Life Convention to Urge Legal Protection for Unborn

July 7, 2008 - 7:03 PM

Charlotte, N.C. ( - The abortion debate will intensify again Thursday as pro-lifers gather in Charlotte, North Carolina for the National Right to Life Committee's 29th annual convention, one dedicated to restoring "legal protection to the most vulnerable among us," according to convention organizers.

Among the speakers at this year's three-day conclave will be singer Pat Boone, abortion and breast cancer researcher Dr. Joel Brind, nationally recognized medical ethicist and author Wesley Smith, and conservative television talk show host Sean Hannity.

Brind will open the convention Thursday morning with a speech explaining how he believes abortion and breast cancer are connected.

Boone will address a Thursday evening session. The theme of his program is "Let Them Live."

Smith will tackle the subject of "Bio-ethics and the threat to the sanctity of human life" in a speech Friday morning. Smith recently wrote a book entitled "Culture of Death."

And Saturday's "keynote address" will be delivered by Hannity, co-host of Fox News Channel's "Hannity and Colmes" program. He is expected to explain how he believes the establishment media's "overwhelmingly pro-abortion tilt can be combated."

While the NRLC's convention takes place, the organization's "Youth Outreach Program" will hold a simultaneous convention that it says is designed to "educate teens and college students about pro-life issues."