The winners of the Life Prizes Awards were announced today and I and Marie Smith, Director of Parliamentary Network of Critical Issues, PNCI, a non-partisan global outreach of Gospel of Life Ministries are among the winners.
The Life Prizes Awards are granted by the Gerard Health Foundation to six individuals or organizations that have achieved significant progress in promoting the sanctity of human life and are working to protect or preserve it.
This Life Prize Award comes as a very welcome surprise. The nature of the award, bearing fruit to further an understanding of the moral principles and values that guide humanity towards an awareness of the preciousness of life, compels this recipient to use the award as a seed, to be planted in vineyards of positive film production, life affirming music, pregnancy care work, awareness campaigns, teens and young people with life affirming messages, and the like. Oh how this award is a dream come true. The desire to plant seeds for life, to be a light, a lamp for life in a dry and barren land, all of this comes true with this Life Prize Award. As Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, as the Founder of the Faith Based King for America whose mission is to enhance the lives of people spiritually, socially, economically, intellectually and holistically, as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a mother and grandmother, I extend deepest appreciation to Mr. Ruddy, to the Gerard Health Foundation, to my peers in the battle for life, to all of the warriors for life everywhere, and most of all to my Heavenly Father, my Master Jesus Christ and to the Precious Holy Spirit of the Living God, Abba Creator. God bless each and everyone.
I would also like to extend congratulations to the others winners: Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life of America; Jeanne Head, the United Nations Representative for the National Right to Life Educational Trust; the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, and Douglas Smith, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee.