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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mississippi Senators Angela Hill and Joey Fillingane and Rep. Becky Currie, responsible for the Mississippi pro-life law now being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, will accept a national recognition award Jan. 21 on behalf of every pro-life resident of their state.
At the National Prayer Service, held every year on the morning of the March for Life, those involved with the passage of the 15 Weeks Gestational Age Act will be honored for their efforts and will serve as stand-ins for every Mississippi resident who believes in the sanctity of life. All three honorees are expected to attend.
Rep. Currie said she is thrilled to be receiving the award from Priests for Life, the National Pro-Life Religious Council, and Faith & Liberty, organizers of the annual event.
“I am the author of the 15 Weeks Gestational Age Act that passed the Mississippi Legislature and is now being taken up by the Supreme Court Dec. 1,” Rep. Currie said. “I am a registered nurse and I have spent my life saving lives and making life better for people in need. It is my honor to be the author of the bill that may be the beginning of saving millions of babies’ lives. I pray every day this becomes a reality.”
The interdenominational prayer service will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Constitution Hall. Also being honored that day will be John Seago of Texas Right to Life; Texas Senator Bryan Hughes, who introduced the Texas Heartbeat bill in the Senate, and Ohio resident Janet Porter, who is credited with pioneering the heartbeat movement.
The service is free, tickets are not required and large groups can be easily accommodated in the 3,700-seat historic Constitution Hall, located at 1776 D St. NW.
Co-sponsoring organizations for the service include National Institute of Family and Life Advocates and Life Issues Institute. There is still time for groups to sign up as co-sponsors.
“The Mississippi law protecting babies from abortion from 15 weeks on reflects the will of a state that understands that every human life is precious,” said Father Frank Pavone, president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council and national director of Priests for Life. “We will gather in repentance and grief, but also in hope-filled, joyful determination and unity to bring an end to abortion once and for all!”
For more information about the service, go to NationalPrayerService.com
Priests for Life is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion. For more information, visit www.EndAbortion.US.