There is a particular urgency to this year√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√Ę‚??¬Ęs National Right to Life Convention because of the upcoming presidential elections.
√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?‚??Every four years, our convention is held here to remind the Congress, the courts and the President that the right to life is√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨ ¬¶an inalienable right,√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨ ¬Ě Franz said.
Convention participants say this election is key for the right to life movement because the next president will likely have the opportunity to appoint multiple Supreme Court justices.
The high court√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√Ę‚??¬Ęs influence on the life issues is an ever-present reality in the minds of pro-life advocates. At the convention√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√Ę‚??¬Ęs opening gathering, National Right to Life Committee President Wanda Franz criticized the √?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?‚??un-elected judiciary√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨ ¬Ě for its undue influence, saying that the court has √?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?‚??made law instead of interpreting it.√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨ ¬Ě
√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?‚??On the question of abortion, what the Court has is power. What it lacks is moral authority,√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨ ¬Ě Franz said.