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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Some Notable Changes in the 2011 NC Reported Abortions

North Carolina Right to Life (NCRTL) recently updated the abortion information on its website to reflect the 2011 statistics. This resource, which is derived from the current State Center for Health Statistics data, is an excellent tool for learning and sharing the facts about abortions in North Carolina.

The 2011 trends in abortion continue to reflect the same patterns that have developed over the last several years. The majority of North Carolina residents who seek abortion are young and unmarried, and women under the age of 24 account for 45% of abortions. Minorities, 20% of whose total pregnancies end in abortion, obtained sixty percent of the state’s abortions.

One striking difference between the 2010 and 2011 numbers is the overall decline in abortions, which have decreased by 15%. In 2010, there were 25,808 abortions performed on North Carolina residents; in 2011, there were 22,370. This marks the greatest drop in abortion numbers within the past five years. There was also, however, a decrease in the total number of pregnancies, so while there were fewer abortion deaths, there were fewer live births, as well. Other factors affecting this total might include population changes, cultural shifts regarding childbearing and life issues, and more effective pro-life legislation.

Also of interest is a change in abortion procedures. In 2010, suction curettage abortions and dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions, both surgical methods, were the most frequently performed. In 2011, suction curettage remained as the most frequently used (52%), but medical (chemical/nonsurgical) abortion narrowly topped D&E abortion as the second most common procedure.  Since the majority of abortions take place during the early stages of pregnancy, these chemical abortions are becoming more popular.  This also reflects the growing emphasis that abortion advocates, most notably Planned Parenthood, are placing on quicker and “easier” forms of abortion, as chemical abortions are nonsurgical and require only brief visits to the abortion facilities, unless the chemicals do not work. Then, the mother has to return for a surgical abortion.  
While the continual decline in total abortions is a cause for hope and celebration, 22,370 lives are still too many. North Carolina Right to Life is as devoted as ever to working to protect unborn children and their mothers in the coming years.

For more information about the 2011 statistics, visit NCRTL's web page.

Post written by Erin Karlovich, NCRTL Assistant Director.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

North Carolina Solidly Pro-Life in Election

North Carolina pro-lifers helped elect pro-life candidates at the federal and state levels. 

On the federal level, North Carolina went for the pro-life Romney/Ryan team and 10 of the 13 members of Congress. The Congressional District 7 race between incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) and David Rouzer (R) is still in dispute; but, both candidates are pro-life.  North Carolina Right to Life PAC had a 71% success rate in its support of candidates for President/Vice President and members of Congress.

On the state-wide level, there were many pro-life successes. Governor Pat McCrory became the first pro-life Governor since 1988 when a Republican last held the office. Steve Troxler was reelected as Agriculture Commissioner.  Paul Newby was reelected to the North Carolina Supreme Court.  Chris Dillon was elected to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Pro-life candidate for Lt. Governor Dan Forest has not been declared the winner pending the count of provisional and absentee ballots and the possibility of a recount.

The state legislature is now solidly in the hands of a pro-life majorities.  North Carolina Right to Life PAC supported 116 state candidates for both the House and Senate; 99 of these pro-life candidates were elected, for a success rate of 85%.

“We are extremely grateful that North Carolina went for the pro-life team Romney/Ryan over the pro-abortion Obama/Biden ticket and elected pro-life majorities for the U. S. House and the General Assembly.  We look forward to working with our newly elected pro-life Governor and the state legislature to pass laws that will provide protection for unborn children and their mothers. North Carolina has a responsibility to its citizens to protect innocent life and support mothers in carrying their children to term,” stated Barbara Holt, President of North Carolina Right to Life.

(Excerpt from NCRTL PAC press release.) 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Democratic Abortion Extreme: Unrestricted Abortion Without Exceptions

            Comments this week have put the issue of abortion at the forefront of our national dialogue and have led some people to decry the Republican Party Platform by erroneously stating that it would ban abortion even in cases where the mother’s life is in jeopardy or in the cases of rape and incest. 

            Earlier this week, the Republican platform committee met and endorsed the adoption of a Human Life Amendment to protect unborn children and reverse Roe v. Wade.  The platform endorses the principle of a Human Life Amendment, but does not support a particular version of the various Human Life Amendments that have been put forward over the years, some which have included exceptions for the life of the mother and in cases of rape and incest.  Additionally, the platform support of reversing Roe v. Wade would simply return the decision to the states – where it was prior to 1973. 

            In 2005, the Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood, issued a report that showed rape and incest abortions account for 1% of all abortions. Another indicator of the small number of rape/incest abortions annually compared to the 1.2 million annual abortions is a look at the current Medicaid expenditures under the federal Hyde Amendment, which pays only for abortions for life of the mother and for rape and incest. Between FY1994 and FY2007, those types of abortions have ranged between 112-458.  To put these numbers in perspective, there were 33 million Medicaid recipients in 1995 and 50 million today.

            Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, supports a rape and incest exception for laws that generally protect unborn children. Romney’s position is the same as that of former President George W. Bush, who signed into law the ban on Partial Birth Abortions and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

            In spite of this fact, individuals are unfairly attacking the Republican Party Platform as extreme while ignoring the fact that President Obama and the majority of Democrats in the Congress support abortion-on-demand, even for sex-selection, and even of unborn babies that are capable of feeling pain.

            A solid majority of House Democrats voted on July 31, 2012, against the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803) which would have banned abortions at 20 weeks and beyond based on scientific evidence that unborn children at this stage are capable of feeling pain.  According to recent poll by The Polling Company, Inc./WomanTrend, respondents favored, by a 3-to-1 margin (63-21%), a policy of not permitting abortion anywhere “after the point where substantial medical evidence says that the unborn child can feel pain,” unless it is “necessary to save a mother’s life.”  In the poll, women said “should not be permitted” by a margin of 70-18% percent, while men had the same response by a margin of 55-25%.

            Earlier this year, the U.S. House held votes on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) that would have banned sex selection abortions.  President Obama and a majority of Democrats opposed the legislation. On the eve of the vote, the White House released a statement by President Obama opposing the bill saying, “The government should not intrude in medical decisions or private family matters in this way.”  A May 2012 poll found that 77% of the public (80% of women, 74% of men) favor banning the use of abortion for sex selection.

            Closer to home, as Charlotte prepares to host the Democratic convention, we find that the Democratic Platform supports abortion-on-demand for any reason – no exceptions, not even for unborn children who can feel pain or who may fall victim to sex-selection.  It is obvious that it is not the Republican platform but the Democratic Platform that holds the extreme position on abortion – a position that continues to be far outside the mainstream of public opinion.

(This Op Ed by Barbara Holt ran in the Charlotte Observer in advance of the DNC holding their convention in Chalotte.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Majority of NC Delegation Votes To Protect Unborn Children

Tuesday evening, July 31, the U. S. House of Representatives debated and voted on H. R. 3803, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The vote was to reject the current DC policy which allows abortion for any reason until birth and replace the policy with one which prohibits with some exceptions abortions after 20 weeks fetal age. The historic vote represented a solid majority of  House members, 220-154. The vote fell short of the 2/3 needed for the fast tract (suspension of the rules) procedure that was used to bring the bill up for a vote.

A solid majority of the members of the NC Congressional delegation voted in favor of protecting unborn children who can feel pain beginning at 20 weeks gestation from the pain of abortion: Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-2), Walter Jones (R-3), Virginia Foxx (R-5), Howard Coble (R-6), Mike McIntyre (D-7), Larry Kissell (D-8), Sue Myrick (R-9), Patrick McHenry (R-10), and Heath Shuler (D-11).  


You can watch a video of Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-5) speaking in support of the bill on the House floor.

The other 4 members of the NC delegation, Reps. G. K. Butterfield (D-1), David Price (D-4), Mel Watt (D-12), and Brad Miller (D-13), voted to endorse the policy of abortion up to the time of birth in our nation's capital.

National Right to Life (NRLC) provided the time and resources lobbying the House to get the cosponsors and the historic vote.  North Carolina Right to Life, the state affiliate of NRLC, worked along side them to help in the lobbying effort.

For the constitutional basis for the vote and the scientific evidence to support the need for the law, visit NRLC's web site.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Mitt Romn...
Right-to-Life Movement Focused on Electing 
Mitt Romney in November
Greensboro, NC – In order to protect unborn children for generations to come by electing a pro-life president in November, North Carolina Right to Life (NCRTL) PAC today announces its endorsement of Mitt Romney for President of the United States.

“The difference between the stances of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama with regard to abortion could not be starker,“ stated Barbara Holt, President of NCRTL PAC. “ Barack Obama has given us ObamaCare which provides for taxpayer funded abortions and the rationing of health care.  He has allied himself with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest single provider of abortions, to make abortions more readily available. Mitt Romney on the other hand has taken a strong pro-life position, which includes the repeal of ObamaCare.”

Mitt Romney is committed to implementing policies to protect the unborn, the medically dependent and disabled, and the elderly. Romney opposes abortion and has called the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, "a big mistake." Romney has expressed his support of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion.

Romney has also stated he believes the Obama health care law should be repealed. The Obama health care law would open the door to federal subsidies for abortion coverage and rationing of lifesaving medical care. He has also stated that, if elected, he would reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which prevents federal dollars from going to organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas.

In comparison, since taking office in January 2009, President Obama has been an outspoken advocate for abortion and has unceasingly worked to expand funding of and access to abortion. He rescinded the Mexico City Policy, threatened to veto the entire federal spending bill – forcing a government shutdown – rather than accept a provision cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. Obama also threatened to veto the Protect Life Act, which would repeal the abortion-expanding provisions of his health care law, and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would permanently prohibit any federal program from funding elective abortions.

Additionally, President Obama championed the so-called Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare, while opposing pro-life amendments in the Senate. As enacted and upheld by the U. S. Supreme Court, the law will result in federal funding of health plans that pay for elective abortion, and will lead to large-scale rationing of lifesaving medical treatments.

“Mitt Romney is pro-life while President Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president in our nation’s history.  NCRTL PAC looks forward to the election of Governor Romney as our next pro-life president, and urges all pro-life North Carolinians to vote on November 6 for Mitt Romney, ” added Don Daugherty, NCRTL PAC Director.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Nikita Chintalapudi, NCRTL's Oratory Contestant, Places 3rd at NRLC Competition

Nikita Chintalapudi (second from right)

North Carolina Right to Life's Oratory Contestant, 
Nikita Chintalapudi, Places 3rd in Competition

Each year, National Right to Life holds the Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest to determine who the top orator is among the state affiliates who send contestants to compete.  The competition, held in conjunction with the National Right to Life convention, was held in Washington, DC on June 30, 2012.  

This year, North Carolina Right to Life was pleased to have Nikita Chintalapudi, an homeschooled junior from Cary, NC to represent the organization at the competition. Nikita was one of  4 finalist who gave her speech during one of the final workshop slots prior to the closing banquet. The competition was very stiff so it was especially gratifying that that Nikita was chosen as the 3rd place finisher, the highest finish for any contestant from North Carolina.  

If you are a high school junior or senior who wishes to participate in the 2013 North Carolina Right to Life (NCRTL) competition to determine who will represent North Carolina, please contact NCRTL at

Thursday, June 28, 2012

NC Voters Must Elect a President and Members of Congress Who Will Repeal Obamacare.

“All voters who care about the value and dignity of human life must do everything they can to elect Mitt Romney and a Congress who are committed to repeal of ObamaCare,” said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. “If President Obama wins re-election, it will mean massive abortion subsidies and it will put the lives of millions at risk through systematic government-imposed rationing of lifesaving medical care.”

In light of the U. S. Supreme Court upholding Obamacare, Barbara Holt, President of North Carolina Right to Life stated, "We will redouble our efforts to educate NC voters about the importance of electing this fall a pro-life President and members of Congress who will repeal ObamaCare."

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the ObamaCare law is a call-to-action for the right-to-life electorate to work to elect a Congress and president this November committed to repealing ObamaCare in 2013, in order to prevent a future in which abortion insurance will be heavily subsidized by federal taxpayers and federal bureaucrats will be authorized to ration life-saving medical treatment. That is the assessment of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, after analysis of today’s ruling in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius.

Under the enacted law, federal tax-based subsidies will begin in 2014 to subsidize millions of private insurance plans that will cover abortion-on-demand, including some plans (“multi-state plans”) that will be administered by the federal government. Under another provision of the law, the federal government could even order many plans that do not receive federal subsidies to cover abortion as a “preventive” service. The law also created an array of other mechanisms and funding pipelines by which access to and subsidies for abortion can be expanded if President Obama wins a second term.

Moreover, few Americans realize that under ObamaCare, private citizens’ right to spend their own money to save the lives of their own families will be subject to drastic restriction.
Unless repealed, ObamaCare will give federal bureaucrats the power to impose so-called “quality” measures on all health care providers, under which treatment that a doctor and patient deem needed to save that patient’s life or preserve the patient’s health but which runs afoul of the imposed standards will be denied, even if the patient is willing and able to pay for it. In 2015 and thereafter, an 18-member “Independent Payment Advisory Board” is directed to inform the federal Department of Health and Human Services how to use those imposed standards to limit what private citizens are permitted to spend on their own families’ health care to below the rate of medical inflation.

These and other provisions of the law that will authorize rationing are documented at

National Right to Life and North Carolina Right to Life strongly opposed enactment of the ObamaCare law because of its abortion and rationing components.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

According to Live Action, Planned Parenthood and A Woman's Choice in Raleigh Support Sex Selection Abortions

Today, the NC General Assembly is on the verge of passing the 2012 budget which contains a special provision to prevent organizations like Planned Parenthood from receiving tax dollars for family planning. Planned Parenthood has been leafleting the individual households in the districts of those members of the legislature who support this special provision.

Now, Live Action releases footage showing that Planned Parenthood of Chapel Hill and A Woman's Choice of Raleigh support sex selection abortions.  

Read the recent Live Action Press Release below. Then, call your members of the General Assembly to tell them you support not giving tax dollars to those groups who perform abortions. Find your legislators' contact information at this link: NC General Assembly.

NC Planned Parenthood and NAF Support Sex-Selective Abortion in Undercover Tapes
Abortion Industry Participates In Real War on Women Through
Search-And-Destroy Procedures on Little Girls

Raleigh, NC –Today, Live Action released new undercover footage showing a National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinic in Raleigh and a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Chapel Hill advising women on how best to procure a sex-selective abortion of their baby girls because they want a boy instead. Live Action’s “Gendercide” project has now documented abortion clinics’ support for sex-selection at 8 clinics in 5 states.  The latest footage is available

In the video, a counselor at NAF member “A Woman’s Choice of Raleigh, Inc” refers a woman purportedly seeking a sex-selective abortion to an OB/GYN to confirm the gender of the baby with a diagnostic ultrasound. The counselor, “Jessica,” assures that the clinic will not have a conflict with performing a sex-selective procedure: “Your reasons are your reasons,” she says, “You know, it’s totally fine.” She also advises the woman to lie to her OB/GYN to cover her sex-selective abortion, counseling, “Just say that you had to go to the hospital and miscarried.”

At Planned Parenthood’s Chapel Hill abortion clinic, the nurse “Michelle” confirms the woman’s sex-selective motive: “It sounds like you, um, would like confirmation of the gender of the pregnancy, and um, depending on that, would, you know, kind of make the decision for you.” When the woman says she is 16 weeks’ pregnant, the Planned Parenthood nurse notes, “You know, there are, um, increased risks with the abortion procedure,” at that stage. But when the woman asks, “Can you tell me a little bit about that?” the nurse changes the subject back to procuring an accurate sex-selective abortion: “Well, I could, but, um, what I think would be more relevant is to give you some referrals to UNC OB/GYN because they have a very wonderful ultrasound department who can give you a detailed ultrasound, um, and do further testing” to be sure of the sex of the fetus. When the woman asks if she might ever face a denial of abortion services at Planned Parenthood if she wants to abort future girl pregnancies, the nurse reassures her, “We do not turn patients away who are seeking our services.” 

“This latest footage again shows Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry’s callous disregard for the health of women - born and unborn,” says Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action. “Planned Parenthood and their abortion allies are waging the real war on women, and tax payers should not have to subsidize the abortion-first mentality that enables extreme gender discrimination, puts women's health at risk, and destroys thousands of innocent lives.”

Planned Parenthood in North Carolina receives nearly $400,000 annually in taxpayer subsidies which Gov. Beverly Perdue has refused to cut.  

Sex-selective abortion is legal in all but 4 states in the U.S. Last week, the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would prohibit sex-selective abortions nationwide, was introduced in the Senate. Planned Parenthood claims to condemn sex-selective abortion, but in a statement last month, President and CEO Cecile Richards opposed PRENDA because it would “limit [a woman’s] choices.” Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of “missing girls” in the U.S. from sex-selective abortion. Worldwide, over 160 million girls are missing because of sex-selective abortion.

(Source: Press Release by Life Action)

Right-to-life forces won a major victory yesterday during the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, The Future We Want (a follow-up to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit), by stopping the advancement of the pro-abortion agenda at the UN. According to reports from Rio, a group of countries, led by delegations from the Holy See, Russia, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Chile, Egypt, Malta, Poland and Costa Rica, assisted by members of the Pro-Life and Pro-Family Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations including NRL Educational Trust, were able to keep the term “reproductive rights” (a code word for abortion) out of the conference’s final document. 

 “We have known for decades that most maternal deaths can be prevented with adequate nutrition, basic health care and good obstetric care through pregnancy, at delivery, and postpartum,” noted Jeanne E. Head, R.N., National Right to Life vice president for international affairs and UN representative. “Yet some in the international community, including the current United States delegation, have focused their efforts on legalizing abortion at the expense of women’s lives. Women in the developing world need access to better health care, not the right to destroy their children in the womb.”

In an analysis released last month at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, National Right to Life and MCCL Global Outreach confirmed that improved medical care and other developmental factors, such as improvement in education levels, not abortion leads to decreases in maternal deaths throughout the developing world. The analysis highlights a peer-reviewed study of maternal mortality in Chile published on May 4. The researchers, led by Dr. Elard Koch of the University of Chile, show that maternal mortality declined significantly even after Chile prohibited abortion in 1989. Maternal deaths due specifically to abortion also dropped after abortion was made illegal in 1989. Chile’s success contrasts with the recent record of the United States, which permits abortion on demand and has seen its maternal mortality rate climb upward over the last two decades. The U.S. maternal mortality ratio (the number of deaths per 100,000 live births) increased from 10.3 in 1999 to 23.2 in 2009. Over the same period, Chile’s ratio decreased from 23.6 to 16.9. The National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund is a recognized nongovernmental organization (NGO) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). 

(Source: Excerpted from NRLC Press Release found here.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Obama Supports Sex Selection Abortions

President Obama comes out against ban on sex-selection abortions; National Right to Life says Obama “stands with the pro-abortion political committees and his Hollywood donors, rather than with the coerced women, and their unborn daughters, who are victimized in sex-selection abortions.”

WASHINGTON – ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper has posted an exclusive report that President Obama opposes the bill to prohibit performing or coercing abortions to eliminate unborn babies of an undesired sex – usually girls – on which the U.S. House of Representatives will vote this afternoon.

Tapper raised the question at Wednesday’s White House press briefing, but initially got no answer. However, Tapper now reports on the ABCNews website: “The White House got back to me this evening [May 30] to say the president opposes the bill.” Tapper reproduces a statement from a White House press aide:

NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson commented, “It is appalling, but not surprising, that President Obama now stands with the pro-abortion political committees and his Hollywood donors, rather than with the coerced women, and their unborn daughters, who are victimized in sex-selection abortions.”

The legislation is the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) (H.R. 3541). The House will vote on the bill under “Suspension of the Rules,” which means that a two-thirds vote will be required for passage. The roll call is expected to occur before 3 PM EDT today.
The bill would make it a federal offense to knowingly do any one of the following four things: (1) perform an abortion, at any time in pregnancy, “knowing that such abortion is sought based on the sex or gender of the child”; (2) use “force or threat of force. . . for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection abortion”; (3) solicit or accept funds to perform a sex-selection abortion; or (4) transport a woman into the U.S. or across state lines for this purpose. However, “A woman upon whom a sex-selection abortion is performed may not be prosecuted or held civilly liable for any violation . . .”

The bill also specifically states, “Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require that a healthcare provider has an affirmative duty to inquire as to the motivation for the abortion, absent the healthcare provider having knowledge or information that the abortion is being sought based on the sex or gender of the child.” The White House statement falsely claimed that the bill would “subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations” for an abortion.

NRLC has posted extensive information on the practice of sex-selection abortion in the U.S., and on the legislation, at its website here:

(Source: National Right to Life Press Release)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nikita Chintalapudi Wins 2012 Oratory Contest

Left to right: Abigail Reimel, Nikita Chintalapudi, Nathan Wilson
Nikita Chintalapudi, a homeschooled junior high schooler from Cary, NC, is the 2012 winner of the North Carolina Right to Life (NCRTL) Oratory Contest. Nikita will represent NCRTL at the Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest being held in conjunction with the National Right to Life Convention on June 30 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, just outside DC. Abigail Reimel from Wilmington, NC is the 2nd place winner.

Nathan Wilson from Raleigh was one of the three contestants.  Although he did not place, he gave a very good speech. All three contestants received a Precious Feet Pin, an Abortion Stops a Beating Heart bumper sticker, a Choose Life magnet, a pro-life ring and bracelet, a Rose lapel sticker, as well as several pro-life brochures.

The three judges for the competition are all members of the NCRTL Board of Directors: Nancy J. R. Wells (Greensboro), Melinda Snyder, M. D. (Butner), and Amy Huffman (Burlington). The judges were very impressed by the speeches of each of the three contestants.

Sarah Urdzik, 2012 NC Scholarship for Life Recipient

Sarah Urdzik
Sarah Urdzik, a junior at UNC-CH, is the recipient of the 2012 NC Scholarship for Life. The scholarship goes to pay the tuition to attend the NRL Academy this summer in DC.  

According to Sarah: "I have always been pro-life as far as I can remember; in school, I would always give witness to and defend life in discussions, both inside and outside of the classroom. I was also active in my church’s youth group, and through it starting participating in the March for Life my junior year of high school."

Sarah is currently very involved with the Student for Life group at UNC-CH and will assume the responsibility of being their President for the 2012-2013.  She stated, "It is my hope that by attending the NRL Academy this summer, I can learn better techniques of how to interact with a college environment that is incredibly hostile to the culture of life, and ways in which I can work with my university to help provide women seeking abortion with better alternative options."

The NC Scholarship for Life was first established in 2011 through the generosity of a donor who has pledged to support the scholarship each year.  Last year's recipient was Christina Geradts, also a student at UNC-CH and the current President of the Students for Life at UNC-CH.

Friday, March 2, 2012

2012 NCRTL Oratory Contest
Attention Junior and Senior High School Students!  

The 2012 North Carolina Right to Life (NCRTL) Oratory Contest will be held at 1:00 pm on May 19, 2012, in Greensboro, NC at a location to be determined based on the number of competitors.  The deadline for entering the contest is April 30, 2012.  The contest will determine the North Carolina representative to the National Right to Life (NRLC) contest which will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City on June 30, 2012. Contact us at for further information or for a contestant packet.