Princella Smith to Keynote Arkansas March for Life

Little Rock, AR – On Sunday, January 23, 2011 thousands of Arkansans will take to the streets of Little Rock at 2:00 p.m. in a peaceful and prayerful witness to the sanctity of human life for the 33rd Annual March for Life.  Sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life, the march begins at Capitol and Louisiana Streets, proceeds down Capitol Avenue approximately13 blocks and concludes at the steps of the State Capitol for a brief program.

Wayne Mays, president of Arkansas Right to Life, will lead the march along with invited dignitaries and other special guests.  The march will proceed as planned regardless of weather conditions.

Princella Smith, of Wynne, will be our keynote speaker.   Interested in politics very early in her life, Ms. Smith became a prime time speaker at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City addressing the nation on the same night as First Lady Laura Bush and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Just last year, Princella vied to become America’s youngest Member of Congress as a candidate for the First District of Arkansas at age 26.  Smith is a regular political contributor and has been featured and/or written for several national media outlets including: FOX News, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, BET, Bloomberg News, PBS, NPR, USA Today, among other local, national and international media outlets.

Smith said: “It is such an honor to have been selected as the keynote speaker for this year’s March for Life. I have a deep respect for the Arkansas Right to Life organization, and I support their efforts to ensure that every generation can live in a society which values the lives of the elderly and of the unborn.”

Among the special invited guests are: U.S. Senator John Boozman, Congressmen Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack, Arkansas Lt. Governor Mark Darr, Secretary of State Mark Martin and pro-life members of the Arkansas General Assembly.

Also participating in the brief program will be Bishop Anthony Taylor, Bishop of the Diocese of Little Rock and Cathie Dorsch, Associate Minister at Agape Church in Little Rock.  Song selections will be performed by the Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Family of Springdale, Arkansas. 

“The pro-life movement is energized with the newly elected, more conservative Congress and Arkansas General Assembly and ready to enact legislation that will reject the pro-abortion policies and health care mandates of the Obama administration that seek to federally subsidize abortion on demand and ration the healthcare treatments of the disabled, chronically ill and aged,” said Rose Mimms, Executive Director of Arkansas Right to Life.