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January 19th, 2015
The National Right to Life Committee
The topic I have chosen to inform you about is a pro-life organization, more specifically it is The National Right to Life. “Protecting Life in America Since 1968.” [i] It is the oldest and grandest base of all pro-life organizations. Founded in the summer of 1968, the main goal has always been to prevent abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia. The goal is accomplished through legislation and through providing education to the people who may be lacking knowledge of all that previously mentioned.
What is abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia?
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In this case the death is caused by someone other than the individual dying/in jeopardy. Both euthanasia and assisted living are still considered illegal in most US states.
Founding of The National Right to Life
In 1967 the first statewide pro-life organization is formed in Virginia, named the Virginia Society for Human Life. As more pro-life organizations come into existence, the need for a national organization is showed drastically. Needs to control the flow of information between the states brings up the creation of the National Right to Life. Publishing its first news article in October of 1968, it is placed on the map. The foundation credit is given to Dr. John C. “Jack” Willke.[vi]
The National Right to Life's mission statement
They aim to protect and support the most vital right of mankind, the right to life. This including every innocent human life from conception to natural death.
“National Right to Life carries out its lifesaving mission by promoting respect for the worth and dignity of every individual human being, born or unborn, including unborn children from their beginning; those newly born; persons with disabilities; older people; and other vulnerable people, especially those who cannot defend themselves. Our areas of concern include abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the killing of unborn children for their stem cells.”[vii]
Impact made by The National Right to Life
The most important impact by NRLC is the organization of all pro-life movements, keeping everything in order and assisting in the creation of peaceful protests, life movements and funding.
Abortion rates have also slowly declined gradually each year in the United States.
Their main goal to save and protect many lives has been very successful. They educate the public on unplanned pregnancies and provide much needed support to those that feel as though there are no other choices.
The first March for Life is held in Washington, D.C., on the west steps of the capitol. The first of many peaceful protests. On March 10th, 1975[viii] the first Human Life Amendment is introduced in the U.S Senate by Senator James L. Buckley and Jesse Helms.
Bringing Pro-Lifers Together
So many pro-lifers have come together on plenty of different levels. Those from diverse backgrounds, social levels, continents,...