The Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues extends its congratulations to Marie Smith, PNCI Director, for selection by the Gerard Health Foundation as one the winners of the 2009-2010 Life Prizes designed for the purpose of “recognizing those on the front lines of saving lives and who have most significantly advanced pro-life principles and practices”.
Through the work of PNCI, a non-partisan global outreach of Gospel of Life Ministries, Marie seeks to identify, unite, and strategize with pro-life groups, lawmakers, and religious leaders to advance respect for life in law and policy. As a recipient of the Life Prize, Marie was congratulated by Ray Ruddy, President of the Gerard Health Foundation:
“Marie is the ultimate unifier for respecting the intrinsic value of human life at the international level of government and religious leadership. The fruits of her labor have protected countless unborn children and their mothers across the globe and we are thrilled to recognize and award her accomplishments. “
PNCI also extends its congratulations to Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. for her selection as a recipient of the Life Prize Award. Dr. King considers children in the womb the most discriminated group in the USA today and along with her many positions and activities serves as PNCI’s Special Representative for Human Dignity.
PNCI also extends its congratulations to the other winners of the Life Prize with whom PNCI collaborates to advance global respect for life from fertilization in the womb to natural death— Jeanne Head, UN Representative for National Right to Life, Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life of America, Douglas Johnson – Legislative Director, National Right to Life Committee and Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.
Read the press release from Gerard Health Foundation here.