Posted on | May 6, 2010 | 12 Comments
At a rooftop reception in downtown D.C. Wednesday evening, House Minority Leader John Boehner received the 2010 Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award from Americans United for Life. Boehner, a close friend of the late Rep. Hyde, became very emotional during his remarks accepting the award, as you can see in these video clips.
Boehner was “recognized both for his extraordinary leadership in the fight to prevent taxpayer-funded abortion and for his work to protect women’s health in his own state of Ohio,” according to the AUL press release. (More about Boehner’s pro-life record here and here.) Photos from the reception:
AUL President Charmaine Yoest and the honorable honoree.
Dave Weigel of the Washington Post attempted to absorb some social conservatism by osmosis.
What a pleasant surprise to learn that the proposed new “BoehnerCare” program will include free dental work for bloggers.
Peter Shinn gets tanning advice from the GOP’s answer to George Hamilton.
Mary Claire Kendall promised the first waltz to Charles Hamilton.
Shortly after this photo was taken, Derek Hunter held aloft his cigarette lighter and shouted, “Freebird!”
UPDATE: Welcome, Jill Stanek readers! (For the uninitiated, Jill is kind of the Instapundit of pro-life bloggers.)