Washington, D.C. — Eagle Forum President and Founder Phyllis Schlafly made the following comments on the 37th anniversary of the controversial 1973 Supreme Court abortion decision, Roe v. Wade:
“Today, I welcome and salute the hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans who have traveled to our Nation’s Capital to commemorate the fateful Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which 37 years ago legalized the murderous practice of abortion and led to the premature deaths of over 50 million Americans. Hundreds of thousands of people, the vast majority of whom were under 30 years of age, marched up Pennsylvania Avenue today determined to send a message to every branch of our government to defend the sanctity of all human life.”
“Just last May, a Gallup poll found 2009 to be the first year that a majority of U.S. adults openly identified themselves as ‘pro-life’ on the issue of abortion, and even in the midst of this liberal-controlled Congress and radically pro-abortion White House, I have never been so hopeful for the future of the pro-life movement.”
Phyllis Schlafly will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Students for Life of America National Conference which will be held at the Pryzbyla Center at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Mrs. Schlafly will also accept the conference’s 2010 Defender of Life Award.