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2011 March for Life in Washington DC

The Priests for Life team, in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life, hit the ground running right after arriving Saturday morning.

Priests for Life has a heavily trafficked booth in the March for Life exhibit hall in the Hyatt Hotel. On Sunday, attendees at the 12th annual Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life at Georgetown University had a chance to stop by the Priests for Life table to get information on our many ministries, including Rachel's Vineyard and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. Meanwhile, in Bethesda, Md., another team networked with young people at the Students for Life Conference.

On Saturday night, Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, and Marie Smith, founder and director of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues, a ministry of Priests for Life-Gospel of Life, were awarded Life Prizes by the Gerald Health Foundation. Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, flew overnight to D.C. after taking part in the Walk for Life in San Francisco.

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At the March for Life Exhibit Hall, Kelly Clinger, second from left, the celebrity spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, is shown with her husband, Matt, and Jacquie Stalnaker, a Silent No More regional coordinator from Alabama. Mrs. Clinger is a recording artist and former backup singer for Britney Spears.

Marie Smith, founder and director of the Parliamentary Network for Critical, a ministry of Priests for Life/Gospel of Life, is one of the recipients of this year's Life Prize, awarded annually by the Gerard Health Foundation. With her is her husband, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith, another pro-life champion.

Janet Morana, second from right, executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, with, from left, Silent No More Regional Coordinator Jacquie Stalnaker, celebrity spokeswoman Kelly Clinger, and Matt Clinger.

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, greets members of Students for Life from Purdue University.

At the March for Life Convention, Kelly Clinger and Jacquie Stalnaker hold their Silent No More signs as Janet Morana, co-founder, describes the campaign that invites post-abortive women to share their stories.

Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life, greets a pro-life friend.

Amanda Miner of Rachel's Vineyard staffs the Priests for Life booth in the March for Life exhibit hall.

Silent No More Alabama regional coordinator Jacquie Stalnaker, celebrity spokeswoman Kelly Clinger and her husband Matt visit the Priests for Life booth.

Father Pavone greets a supporter during a book-signing at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Kelly Clinger, center, and Jacquie Stalnaker of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign get to know some of the Sisters of St. Benedict Center, a congregation in Still River, Mass.

Dr. Alveda King, left, full-time director of Priests for Life's African-American Outreach, holds her Life Prize as she poses with her mother, Naomi Barber King, and Priests for Life Executive Director Janet Morana.

Kelly Smith of Rachel's Vineyard talks to students during the Cardinal O'Connor Conference for Life at Georgetown University.


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