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Pence to Headline Local Right to Life Banquet

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Vice President Micheal Pence poses for his official portrait at The White House, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

The keynote speaker is a former Planned Parenthood employee

An annual Right to Life banquet is set for Thursday night in Evansville, just two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. WNIN’s John Gibson has a preview:

Right to Life of Southwest Indiana’s sold-out event at the Old National Events Plaza will feature former Vice President Mike Pence and keynote speaker Abby Johnson.

Pence is also a former Indiana governor and a likely presidential candidate in 2024.

Johnson is a former Planned Parenthood director turned anti-abortion advocate and founder of the group And Then There Were None.

The banquet is the organization’s primary fundraising event.

In a release from the group, Pence noted that Roe vs. Wade has been “consigned to the ash heap of history” and a new arena in the cause of life has emerged.

Pence and other attendees can expect a strong contingent of reproductive rights protesters outside the event.

The overturning of Roe has sparked widespread protests and become a major election issue.

Evansville Police say they’ve closed 9th Street between Locust and Walnut, as well as the sidewalk, until midnight Thursday.