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News Conference -- Operation Rescue to Hold 20th Anniversary Event in Philadelphia

Event features Alan Keyes, Rev. Frank Pavone, Christopher West, Joan (Andrews) Bell -- Randall Terry to hold two day training seminar for college students.


Contact: Mario Saint Francis, Operation Rescue XX Event, 202-439-2600


PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- This November 23 and 24, Randall Terry and other pro-life leaders plan to hold an event in Philadelphia to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the first abortion clinic sit-ins by Operation rescue.  The event will include meetings and activist training held at the Philadelphia Convention Center.


Photo: A 1987 abortion clinic sit-in. These sit-ins were often referred to as "Rescues"


To announce the event to the media Randall Terry will hold a news conference in Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 30.  Mark Harrington, founder of the Genocide Awareness Project, who will also be on site with their traveling photo-mural exhibit which compares the contemporary genocide of abortion to historically recognized forms of genocide.


News Conference Details---


When: Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 2:00 pm


Where:  Temple University's Bell Tower located at 13th Street and W. Berks Street, Philadelphia


Who:  Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue; Mark Harrington, founder of the Genocide Awareness Project


Why: to discuss 2 days of training and protests. Mr. Terry will answer questions concerning civil disobedience in Philadelphia, and the months ahead.


"Our mission is to unleash a new generation of activists and leaders, who will create the tension necessary to put abortion front and center in this years political races." -- Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue


"The 20th anniversary celebration of Operation Rescue has the potential of being a New Pentecost for the pro-life movement." -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and President of the National Pro-life Religious Council