NRLC president to keynote Respect Life Dinner Oct. 7

Photo Caption: Carol Tobias is president of the National Right to Life Committee.

Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, will be keynote speaker at the 31st annual Respect Life Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Cater Inn Banquet Center in Peoria.

The NRLC is the oldest and largest pro-life organization in the United States with affiliates in all 50 states and more than 3,000 local chapters nationwide. The group uses legislation and education to work against abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The Respect Life Dinner is a major fundraiser for the Family Resources Center, a free-loan library that is an outreach of the Diocese of Peoria’s Respect Life Board. Currently located at 321 Main Street in downtown Peoria, the center recently began construction of a new, 14,000-square-foot facility at 409 N.E. Monroe, across the street from the Spalding Pastoral Center.

In addition to pro-life and pro-family videos, books, and research materials, the center also offers services, help, and counseling in matters related to pregnancy, abortion, family planning, marriage, and parenting. Its new location will also house the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois.

Dinner tickets are $27 each if ordered before Oct. 1, or $29 after. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Checks should be made payable to the Respect Life Dinner Committee and payment mailed to the Family Resources Center, 321 Main St., Peoria IL 61602. Contributions of $50 or more will be recognized in the printed program.

Tobias has been NRLC president for more than a year. She was a political director for the organization from 1991 to 2005 and currently serves on the board of directors in addition to holding the office of president.
Prior to coming to Washington, she was executive director of North Dakota Right to Life from 1983 to 1991.

The Cater Inn is located at 1224 W. Pioneer Parkway in Peoria. More information on the dinner is available by calling the Family Resources Center at (309) 637-1713.

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