National Right to Life, the nation’s largest anti-abortion group, will celebrate its 30th anniversary by holding its national convention in St. Louis over the July 4 holiday.
At least 1,000 anti-abortion activists are expected to attend the three-day event, scheduled to run July 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency at Union Station.
“We hadn’t been in St. Louis in 25 years,” said national field coordinator Holly Miller. Citing the region’s active anti-abortion groups, she added, “It seemed the right place to be.”
The dozens of scheduled speakers include entertainer Ben Stein and commentator Michael Medved, both outspoken opponents of abortion. Appearances also are planned by Archbishop Justin Rigali and Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt, a Republican expected to run for governor next year.