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Monday, December 27, 2010

Pro-Life Events in Raleigh on January 15

North Carolina Right to Life, Inc. will host the 12th Annual Prayer Breakfast for Life on January 15, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Brownstone Hotel and Conference Center, 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC.

(Breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. - Program 10:00 a.m.)

The cost for the breakfast is $25/person, $40/married couple, $20/students, clergy, and seniors. Payment can be made using MC/VISA/DISCOVER/Check. Call 1-800-392-6275 to register by phone using MC, VISA or Discover. Mail check or money order to NCRTL Events, PO Box 9282, Greensboro, N. C. 27429-0282.


Wayne Cockfield, USMC Retired, Florence, South Carolina, serves on the board of the National Right to Life Committee and works with South Carolina Citizens for Life, a state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee.  He helped to successfully lobby the U.S. Congress for passage of the Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997, which prevents federal tax dollars from being used to fund the killing of American citizens. He also lobbied successfully for a Medicare bill to ensure that Americans would not be prohibited from using their own money to obtain non-rationed health care and would not be denied medical treatment based on their quality of life.

A Vietnam War veteran, Cockfield stepped on a land mine in 1969 while on river patrol in Quang Nam Province. As a result, he lost both legs, much of the use of his right hand, and suffered numerous internal injuries.

"People with disabilities are often mistakenly considered by others to have a 'poor quality of life,'" Cockfield says. "Assisted suicide is spoken about by people with no serious disabilities. Disabled people do not want to die." Wayne will be the featured speaker at both events.

Reverend Jarrod Scott

Reverend Jarrod Scott, Senior Pastor of Green Pines Baptist Church in Knightdale, will give the Invocation and a reflection.

Alyse 2009.
(Photo-Kim Lancaster)
Alyse Player

Alyse Player,, will be the featured vocalist at both events. Since age 5, Alyse has been singing at many events, competitions, church services and festivals. She has won several local talent competitions, and has received a Top Vocalist Award with a National Competition Company. She was so well received at our events in 2010 that we asked her to be at our events in 2011.

The 2011 Annual Rally and March for Life will immediately follow the Prayer Breakfast at 1:00 p.m. at Nash Square, the corner of Hargett and McDowell Streets in downtown Raleigh, NC. All pro-lifers from across the state are invited to stand up for life and to display proudly your church or school banner in support of life. Our newly elected members of the General Assembly will be in Raleigh that day and will be taking note of our gathering. Come to represent your community as a voice for the voiceless.

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge

Reverend Brent Tysinger

Speakers: The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh, will give remarks and the Invocation. Reverend Brent C. Tysinger, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Community Church in Asheboro, will give the Benediction.

Greetings from pro-life elected officials will be read. Information about North Carolina Right to Life's #1 legislative priority will be explained. A challenge will be issued to all pro-lifers to lobby their newly elected members of the NC General Assembly to pass an Abortion-Woman's Right to Know law which is estimated to save every year thousands of North Carolina's unborn children from abortion.

The NC Knights of Columbus Color Guard will present the colors at the Rally and lead the March.  The March for Life will end at Sacred Heart Cathedral with refreshments and an opportunity to get pro-life materials such as pamphlets, precious feet pins, bumper stickers, magnets, etc.  Alyse Player will have her CDs for sale.

For More Information, call: NCRTL at 1-800-392-6275.