The National Pro-life
Date: January 17, 2008
Contact: Jerry Horn: 540-220-0095
National Memorial for the
Pre-Born and their Mothers and Fathers Removed from Capitol
Washington, DC – For the first time in 13
years, the Senate leadership is uncooperative in providing room
for the annual interfaith pro-life prayer service observing the
anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
“In all past years, the Senate leadership has approved the
prayer service in one of the larger auditoriums, but this year
has been unwelcoming,” said Dr. Paul Schenck, who coordinates
the event. In previous years, Senators Ted Kennedy, Hillary
Clinton, and John Kerry have filed complaints against the prayer
The National Memorial for the Pre-Born and their Mothers and
Fathers, the only pro-life prayer service to take place within
the Capitol complex each year, will convene Tuesday, January 22,
2008 in observance of the notorious decision which led to
abortion on demand. Clergy from Catholic, Evangelical,
Protestant, and Orthodox traditions will address the media at
8:15 AM in the US Senate Dirksen Building, Room 430, and then
proceed en masse to The Church of the Reformation, 212 E.
Capitol St., NE, one block from the US Supreme Court Building
for a prayer service originally scheduled to be in one of the
Senate buildings. The use of space at Church of the Reformation
does not indicate endorsement or sponsorship by the church.
At the clergy media event and Memorial service will be: Bishop
Demetrios Kantzavelos, Orthodox Bishop of Chicago; Fr. Frank
Pavone, national director of Priests for Life; Rev. Dr. Johnny
Hunter, founder of LEARN, the largest African American pro-life
organization; Rev. Kenneth Barney of the New Antioch Baptist
Church, one of the largest African American churches in the DC
Metro area; Annapolis attorney Stephen G. Peroutka, founder of
National Pro-Life Radio; and many others.
For response and interviews regarding the event, contact Day
Gardner, Media Coordinator, at 202-834-0844 or Daygardner23a@aol.com.