David Quinn honoured with major pro-life award in New York

Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, was the recipient of a major pro-life award in New York earlier this month.

The award was given by the Human Life Foundation, publisher of the Human Life Review, a major international pro-life journal for the last four decades.

Called ‘The Great Defender of Life’, it is given at the annual Human Life Foundation dinner which takes place in the Union League Club, Manhattan.

The second recipient of the award this year was Edward Mechmann, an attorney with the Archdiocese of New York, where he works on public policy education and advocacy.

Past recipients include Congressman Henry Hyde, Wall Street Journal writer, Bill McGurn, journalist and author Mary Kenny, and the head of the Knight of Columbus, Carl Anderson.

The photo above shows David with Human Life Review Director, Maria Maffucci, and Jim McLaughlin, Chairman of the Board of the Human Life Foundation.

The Human Life Review has been published since 1975. It was launched in response to the US Supreme Court decision of 1973, Roe v Wade, which imposed a liberal abortion law on the whole of the United States.

The founder was the late Jim McFadden who firmly believed that Roe v Wade needed a strong intellectual response. Human Life Review is published quarterly and has been offering pro-life leadership for over four decades now. It was, and still is, a statement that the pro-life movement will not cease in its effort to create a pro-life culture supported by a pro-life law. It is a lesson we must learn in Ireland as well.

More information about the Human Life Review can be found here.

(Photo: Michael Scarnati)