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Bachmann Will Co-Host, Rick Perry Will Co-Chair Pro-Life Group’s November Gala

Posted on | August 15, 2011 | 6 Comments

Need a demonstration of the continued influence of the pro-life movement in Republican Party politics? When Americans United for Life announced its 40th anniversary gala, the long list of congressional co-hosts included Michele Bachmann — who just won the Iowa GOP straw poll — while Texas Gov. Rick Perry is among three honorary co-chairs for the event. Here is the press release from AUL:

Political Heavyweights Join
Americans United for Life
for its 40th Anniversary Gala

Honorary Co-Chairs Texas Governor Rick Perry,
U. S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions lead a stellar list of Honorary Hosts for an historic event.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-15-11) – National leaders and political luminaries will join together in November to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Americans United for Life — the nation’s premier pro-life legal team and the country’s first national pro-life organization — incorporated in 1971 before the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The high profile event is already marked by an impressive list of pro-life leaders serving as honorary hosts of the much-anticipated evening.
AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted that the anniversary gala would mark the “accumulated pro-life victories AUL has earned through years of public service and the people who made them possible.”
Milestones for AUL include: successfully defending the Hyde Amendment before the U.S. Supreme Court, establishing the intellectual groundwork for Fetal Homicide legislation now passed in 38 states, reducing abortions state by state through cutting-edge model legislation found in Defending Life (a catalogue of 39 pieces of model legislation), leading in the fight against assisted suicide, and testifying for life in state legislatures around the country and in the last two Supreme Court justice confirmation hearings. . . .

Details for attendance
What: AUL’s 40th Anniversary Gala
Where: The Newseum, Washington, D.C.
When: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Honorary Hosts for the event include
Senator Kelly Ayotte
Senator Roy Blunt
Senator Richard Burr
Senator Tom Coburn
Senator Jim DeMint
Senator Michael Enzi
Senator Lindsey Graham
Senator Chuck Grassley
Senator Orrin Hatch
Senator John Hoeven
Senator Mike Johanns
Senator John McCain
Senator Rand Paul
Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Richard Shelby
Senator Roger Wicker

Congressman Robert Aderholt
Congressman Todd Akin
Congressman Steve Austria
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Congressman Dan Boren
Congressman Paul Broun
Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle
Congressman Dave Camp
Congressman Jerry Costello
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers
Congressman Blake Farenthold
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx
Congressman Trent Franks
Congressman Scott Garrett
Congressman Phil Gingrey
Congressman Louie Gohmert
Congressman Bob Goodlatte
Congresswoman Kay Granger
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler
Congressman Joe Heck
Congressman Bill Huizenga
Congressman Randy Hultgren
Congressman Darrell Issa
Congressman Sam Johnson
Congressman Walter Jones
Congressman Adam Kinzinger
Congressman James Lankford
Congressman Tom Latham
Congressman Steven LaTourette
Congressman Daniel Lipinski
Congressman Billy Long
Congressman Frank Lucas
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer
Congressman Don Manzullo
Congressman Thaddeus McCotter
Congressman David McKinley
Congresswoman Candice Miller
Congressman Jeff Miller
Congressman Mick Mulvaney
Congressman Randy Neugebauer
Congressman Alan Nunnelee
Congressman Steve Pearce
Congressman Mike Pence
Congressman Collin Peterson
Congressman Tom Petri
Congressman Joe Pitts
Congressman Mike Pompeo
Congressman Ben Quayle
Congressman Denny Rehberg
Congresswoman Martha Roby
Congressman Mike Rogers
Congressman Todd Rokita
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Congressman Paul Ryan
Congressman Tim Scott
Congressman Chris Smith
Congressman Lamar Smith
Congressman Cliff Sterns
Congressman Lee Terry
Congressman Scott Tipton
Congressman Fred Upton
Congressman Allen West
Congressman Lynn Westmoreland


6 Responses to “Bachmann Will Co-Host, Rick Perry Will Co-Chair Pro-Life Group’s November Gala”

  1. ThePaganTemple
    August 15th, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    I just don’t get it. Then again I’ve got a leopard for an avatar.

  2. mojo
    August 15th, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    “But…but…they can’t actually advocate what they believe! That’s UNAMERICAN!”

  3. DaveO
    August 15th, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    Not like NOW and other groups possess the mental agility to vote for anyone affiliated with the GOP.

  4. Anonymous
    August 15th, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Senator Lindsey Graham  Senator Orrin Hatch  Senator John McCain

    RINOs all.  Hopin’ it’s not too late to get religion.  McCain surprises me tho.  He usually doesn’t give a dead rat’s ass what the people want, much less believe.

  5. AngelaTC
    August 15th, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    John McCain is in, but not Ron Paul?   Talk about a good old fashioned shunning…..

  6. ThePaganTemple
    August 15th, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    John McCain was solidly pro-life during the election and even stated his belief in the pro-life cause during one of the debates with Obama. Why should that surprise you? John McCain never seems to have met a Democrat he didn’t like, and many of them like Ted Kennedy he even loves and respects. Doesn’t it make sense he would want to save the lives of little Baby Dems even more than you do?