Karen Cross -  Former Guest Speaker at the Leadership Institute

Karen Cross is the Political Director for the National Right to Life Committee.  Karen helped to build the grassroots base in West Virginia, and, as director of their PAC, helped to put George Bush in the White House in 2000 with his surprise win in West Virginia.  Karen, who previously served as West Virginians for Life’s Executive Director, became involved in the pro-life movement as a result of her own two abortions.  Her story has been featured in USA Today, in the video, Aching Heart, Too, in Life Cycle Magazine, in the magazine The Word Among Us, on the 700 Club, on RBC Ministry’s radio program “Words to Live By” and various radio and television programs and newspaper articles.  She has spoken at National Right to Life Conventions, Rally for Life ‘90, numerous universities and colleges.  She has testified before the West Virginia legislature and has successfully lobbied to pass a Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, a Women’s Right to Know Act, and an Unborn Victims of Violence Act.  In June 2004, she spoke at an international conference on abortion in Poland.  She currently serves on the National Right to Life Committee Board as an at-large member and as an advisory board member for Labor of Love, a maternity home and crisis pregnancy center.  Karen is married and has three children and one grandson, Jameson.

Karen Cross