American Family Association Sponsoring Pro-Life Summit on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C.

American Family Association Sponsoring Pro-Life Summit on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C.

Protecting and Defending Life Has Been a Central Issue for AFA for 40+ Years

January 20, 2020

TUPELO, Miss.American Family Association (AFA, will be a sponsor of this weekend’s National Pro-Life Summit, a one-day event that provides education, training, and networking opportunities with pro-life activists from across America.

“For most, if not all, of AFA’s 40-plus-year history, protecting and defending life has been a cornerstone of our organization,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “Several of AFA’s 2019 Action Alerts to our 1 million friends and supporters have urged legislators to enact pro-life legislation, thanked President Trump for his pro-life actions, called on the NEA to drop its pro-abortion stance, thanked Wendy’s for its amazing pro-adoption work to help children and much more.

“AFA believes life begins at conception,” he continued. “Furthermore, a baby’s heartbeat can be detected at six weeks of pregnancy according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) website. ACOG further indicates that in the sixth to eighth week of pregnancy, all major organs have started to develop, as well as the baby’s eyes, ears and nose. Even Planned Parenthood recognizes these same scientific facts. A baby in the womb has her own unique DNA, her own unique heartbeat, her own unique fingerprints. She’s not just a part of the mother, but her own unique person. Every baby, both born and unborn, deserves to have her life protected.”

Representing American Family Association at the Summit will be Joseph Parker, director of outreach and intercession and host of “The Hour of Intercession” on American Family Radio.

Attendees at Friday’s National Pro-Life Summit can expect to:

  • Grow and be challenged in their personal calling for life.
  • Get energized in the battle to protect the preborn and their mothers.
  • Learn how to be more effective in engaging the culture.
  • Strategize with other pro-life leaders from communities across the nation.
  • Hear from and meet national pro-life speakers and heroes.

Set for Jan. 25 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., the Pro-Life Summit will welcome top speakers such as Charlotte Pence, best-selling author and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence; Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America; former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action; Ryan Bomberger, author and co-founder of; Liz Wheeler, host of “Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler” on One America News Network; David Daleiden, citizen journalist and founder of The Center for Medical Progress; Alveda King, executive director of Civil Rights for the Unborn; Kay Cole James, president of The Heritage Foundation; and many others.

The 2020 Summit, with the theme “History Maker: Casting a Vision for a Post-Roe America,” follows the annual, historic March for Life in Washington, D.C., set for Jan. 24 with the 2020 theme of “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” State marches are also planned around the country.

Reads the Pro-Life Summit website, “We are poised on the edge of a pro-life wave that has brought us two decades of advancement in pro-life legislation, the most pro-life presidential administration in history, more pro-life judges being appointed across the nation and to the Supreme Court, and public opinion shifting ever more to rejecting abortion. Now, we must prepare for that wave to come crashing down on the Supreme Court decision that started it all. If we really want to see Roe reversed and if we really want to see abortion become unthinkable, then now is the time to prepare for a post-Roe nation.”

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