by Krystle Gabele
January 18, 2013
It is hard to believe that ProLifeCon is only four days away. We are blessed to have so many amazing speakers on the lineup this year, as one of the goals is to empower online activists to bring awareness to the policies impacting the pro-life community in Washington.
We are excited to have Rep. Trent Franks from Arizona as one of our speakers. Rep. Franks has spent most of his life working on children’s issues and trying to build a better future for all children. Whether as a Representative in the Arizona State Legislature, Executive Director of Arizona Family Research Institute, or later as the Director of the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children, Rep. Franks has worked passionately in an effort to protect the human life at every stage, including the unborn. Now a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Judiciary Committee, as well as the chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee, Rep. Franks remains committed to protecting the innocent. He is the author and sponsor of numerous pieces of pro-life legislation, including the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (or PRENDA), the only bill in the history of the United States Congress to address the problem of sex and race targeted abortions. Rep. Franks is currently serving his sixth term as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Diane Black from Tennessee will also be speaking at ProLifeCon. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, Rep. Black has been fighting for the rights of the unborn, building off her work when she served in the Tennessee Legislature. Rep. Black’s first piece of legislation, HConRes 36, would have prevented Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding, and she has also co-sponsored legislation that would codify the Hyde Amendment and prohibit abortion funding in the new health care law.