Survivor of Abortion to Speak at Texas Alliance for Life Benefit Dinner, Oct. 22

The Texas Alliance for Life Annual Benefit Dinner this Thursday, Oct. 22, will feature Gianna Jessen, an internationally known speaker and survivor of a failed abortion.

The Benefit Dinner will take place 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton Austin, 500 E. 4th St. The evening will begin with registration and a Silent Auction at 6 p.m. The dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m.

Jessen was born alive more than 30 years ago after a failed saline abortion that left her with cerebral palsy. She has shared her testimony before legislators and through media outlets around the world.

During the 2008 election season, Jessen made headlines when she appeared in a video ad challenging then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama’s voting record on bills seeking to protect babies born alive following a failed abortion.

Texas Alliance for Life is honored to welcome Jessen to Austin, where she will speak to an expected crowd of more than 1,000 pro-life supporters. Also on the program for the evening are the Rev. Ellis Hutchison, chaplain for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; the Rev. Mike Sis, pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Austin; Joe Pojman, Ph.D., executive director of TAL; and a special video address from Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Funds raised from the dinner will benefit the programs of Texas Alliance for Life, a non-sectarian, non-partisan pro-life organization of people committed to protecting innocent human lives from conception through natural death through peaceful, legal means.

For more information, visit www.TexasAllianceforLife.org. To arrange interviews, please contact Valerie Pokorny.
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