Reps. Diane Black, Trent Franks, TV Star Josh Duggar to Address 8th Annual ProLifeCon Gathering

FRC to promote KnockTV pro-life reality show 'Surrender the Secret' at ProLifeCon

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) will host its 8th annual ProLifeCon tomorrow (Friday, January 25), the day of the 40th March for Life, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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Reps. Diane Black (R-TN-6) and Trent Franks (R-AZ-8) will be among the pro-life leaders and activists attending and speaking at ProLifeCon. Rep. Black will discuss her new legislation, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (H.R. 217), which would continue funding for family planning but separate it from groups like Planned Parenthood that make millions on the practice of abortion.  Rep. Franks is author of the ban on sex-selection abortion and a ban on late term abortion in the District of Columbia. Other ProLifeCon speakers include March for Life President Jeanne Monahan, former director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council.

Additionally, Josh Duggar, one of the stars of the hit TLC reality TV series "19 Kids and Counting," will also attend and speak at ProLifeCon. Josh is the oldest of the 19 Duggar children. He and his wife Anna have two children, Mackynzie and Michael.

In addition to speakers, ProLifeCon will launch FRC's promotion of the new groundbreaking reality TV series "Surrender the Secret," a 10-episode Christian reality series from KnockTV. The series features five women as they tell their stories about having abortions in their past and undergo the healing process. They embark on this journey through a Bible study written specifically for post-abortion healing called "Surrendering the Secret" (by Pat Layton, LifeWay Press, 2008). KnockTV is an alternatively-distributed Christian television provider, supplying quality content and programming via the Internet to computers, mobile and handheld devices around the world.

WHO:

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-6)
Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ-8)
Josh Duggar, reality TV star, TLC's "19 Kids and Counting"
Jeanne Monahan, President, March for Life
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
Anna Higgins, J.D., Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Family Research Council
Dr. Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Jill Stanek, JillStanek.com
Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life America
Lila Rose, President, LiveAction
Roland Warren, Chief Executive Officer, Care Net
Janet Durig, Executive Director, Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center
Dean Nelson, National Black Pro-Life Coalition
Jason Jones, MovieToMovement
Dr. Michael J. New, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dan Pennell, Life United

WHAT: Webcast event: "ProLifeCon: The premier conference for the online pro-life community"

WHERE: In person: Family Research Council Media Center, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001; online: http://www.frc.org/prolifecon

WHEN: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Eastern, Friday, January 25

A light breakfast will be provided for in-person attendees. For more information about the 40th commemoration of Roe v. Wade, visit http://www.frc.org/onelife.

To read FRC's booklet entitled "40 Years after Roe v. Wade – Six women reflect on tragedy and hope," click here: http://www.frc.org/booklet/40-years-after-roe-v-wade-six-women-reflect-on-tragedy-and-hope

SOURCE Family Research Council



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