Advocates for Life Ministries
6304 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland,
OR 97213, (503) 288-5423, www.spiritone.com
Publisher of Life Advocate magazine, which supported
the killing of abortion providers.
Alliance Defense Fund
7819 East Greenway Road, Suite 8, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, (800) TELL-ADF.
Founded in 1994 by the leaders of Focus on the Family,
the American Family Association, Coral Ridge Ministries and Campus Crusade
for Christ, this grant-making organization provides financial and technical
assistance to Christian lawyers and groups, including pro-life organizations.
American Coalition of Life Activists
P.O. Box 9869, Norfolk,
VA 23505, (757) 587-8678
Formed in 1994 following disputes about the use
of violence. ACLA membership is composed of those organizational leaders
supporting assassination of physicians and clinic personnel. Home of
Justice for Children.David Crane,
Executive Director. Several regional affiliates, like the Christian Pro-Life
Action Network (CPLAN) of Springfield, MA support the work of anti-abortion
activists such as its Director, Rev. Bruce Evan Murch. Murch, who has
been arrested 60 times, publishes Salt & Light magazine, which
gives news regarding people arrested and jailed for antiabortion activities.
Murch was also associated with the Nuremberg Files suit.
American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
P.O. Box 757, N27 W23957 Paul Road, Suite 202, Pewaukee, WI 53072,
National group of pro-life OB/GYNs. Offers a referral
service for pro-life providers. Claims its members represent six percent
of members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
American Center for Law and Justice
1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23467, (757) 226-2489, www.aclj.org
Legal action in support of Christian principles.
Founded by Pat Robertson in 1990 as a public interest law firm
dedicated to the promotion of pro-liberty, pro-life and pro-family causes. Provides
legal support for clinic demonstrations and protesters. Jay Sekulow is
American Family Association
P.O. Drawer 2440, Tupelo, MS 38803, (601) 844-5036, www.afa.net
Donald Wildmons media and entertainment watchdog
group. Also provides legal assistance through its law center for pro-life
court cases. Operates more than 100 radio stations.
American Life League
1179 Courthouse Road, P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22554, (888) 546-2580, www.all.org
ALL is dedicated to the protection of every
human life from fertilization to deathwith no exceptions. Founder
and President Judie Brown issues statements on a range of issues from
abortion, assisted suicide, cloning, euthanasia, population control,
and fetal tissue research, which she calls recycling babies. Publishes Celebrate
Life and Communique magazines. Affiliated with Rock for Life
(R4L) and its brand of concerts, CDs, and apparel.
Americans United for Life
310 South Peoria Street Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60607, (312) 492-7234, www.unitedforlife.org
Creates model pro-life legislation and offers pro-bono
legal assistance to lawyers arguing pro-life criminal and civil cases,
both at the state and federal levels. Committed to chipping away at Roe
piece by piece.
Arthur S. DeMoss Foundation
P.O. Box 700, Valley Forge, PA 19842-0700
Funder of 1992 pro-life television spots, Life:
What a Beautiful Choice, estimated to cost $20 million.
P.O. Box 998363, Atlanta, GA 30359, (800) 550-4900, www.birthright.org
Network of 500 pro-life crisis pregnancy centers
throughout the US. Affiliated with Birthright International which coordinates
centers worldwide from Toronto.
Campaign for Working Families
499 South Capital St., SW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20003, (202)
A pro-family and pro-life PAC which supports an
end to abortion and lower taxes for families.
1801-L Sara Drive, Chesapeake VA 23320, (757) 424-2630, www.cc.org
Created by the Christian Coalition in 1995 to bring
Catholic laity and evalgelical Protestants together around a range of
issues, including abortion.
The Catholic Health Association of America
4455 Woodson Road,St. Louis, MO 63134-3797,(314)-427-2500, www.chausa.org
2,000 member lobbying and advocacy organization for Catholic health
care facilities, including hospitals. Supports the retention of Catholic
conscience clauses in hospital mergers of Catholic and other-than-Catholic
Catholics United for Life
Besides a colorful graphic presence on the Web with
links to many Catholic, pro-life sites, this group trains sidewalk
counselors to demonstrate outside abortion clinics. Its legal arm
is the New Hope Life Center in Kentucky. Hosts Free Speech Advocates,
one of its affiliates, that offers legal defense for anti-abortion militants.
Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
2065 Half Day Road, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (800) 417-9999, www.cbhd.org
Founded by Christian bioethicists in 1994 to bring
Christian perspectives to contemporary bioethical issues such as stem
cell research and fetal surgery. Affiliated with many pro-life medical
organizations. Publishes Ethics and Medicine.
Christian Action Council
109 Carpenter Drive, Suite 100, Sterling, VA 20164, (703) 478-5661
Coordinates a network of 450 crisis pregnancy centers
through its ministries arm, Care Net.
the Pro-Life Advocate.
Christian Activist Network
P.O. Box 606, Forest, VA 24511-0606, (800) 835-5795.
Pro-life group that promotes several issues through
its home lobbying kits as well as books such as founder Martin Mawyers Defending
the American Family: the Pro-Family Contract with America.
Christian Coalition of America
P.O. Box 1990, 1801-L Sara Drive, Chesapeake, VA, (800) 325-4746, www.cc.org
Founded by Pat Robertson in 1989 and headed by Ralph
Reed through most of the 90s, this blockbuster organization uses the
resources of more than one million members to influence public policy
and elections around many issues, including abortion.
Christian Defense Coalition
1006 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401, (540) 373-8099
Headed by Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney, religiously-based
pro-life group that is active in clinic blockades and political protests.Has
been involved in numerous law suits around protest activity.
Collegians Activated To Liberate Life
A Christian organization founded in 1991 by Peter
Alban Heers to foster young anti-choice leadership through CALL weekend
events (conferences of speeches and activism), outreach to campuses,
networking college students to national leaders, and the publication
of a newsletter, Trumpet.Against sex before marriage, contraception, euthanasia, and in
Concerned Women for America
1015 Fifteenth St., NW Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 488-0806, www.cwfa.org
Under the leadership of its founder and president
Beverly LaHaye, CWA is the largest conservative womens political
organization in the US and has teamed up with the Christian Medical and
Dental Society to produce a series of public service announcements about
the dangers of abortion. Past campaigns include After the Choice, a
video about crisis pregnancies that attacks the Sexuality Information
and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).
Coral Ridge Ministries
P.O. Box 1940, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302-1940, (754) 772-0404, (877)
SALT USA (725-8872) www.coralridge.org
James Kennedys Coral Ridge Media companies, Janet Foilgers
Center for Reclaiming America, and affiliated with its Washington lobbying
arm, The Center for Christian Statesmanship. Daily radio and TV shows
nationwide. Its monthly newsletter Impact regularly asks readers
to take anti-choice action.
Defenders of Life
P.O. Box 320, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Publishes The Rescuer,
a bimonthly newsletter follows the strategy and philosophy
of the American rescue movement.
P.O. Box 618 Alton, IL 62002, (618) 462-5415, www.eagleforum.org
Phyllis Schlaflys operations center for publications
and mailings is in Illinois; her lobbying arm is in Washington. Mostly
a copycat on conservative abortion issues, this organization will gladly
reprint information about pro-life activities and positions.
The Elliot Institute is a non-profit corporation
that was founded in 1988 to perform research and publish material on
the impact of abortion and serves as an advocate for women and
men seeking post-abortion healing.The
director, David C. Reardon, Ph.D., is the editor of The Post-Abortion
Review.He is also the author of
Aborted Women, Silent No More; Making Abortion Rare; and a resource for
clergy called The Jericho Plan: Breaking Down the Walls Which Prevent
Family Research Council
801 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001, (800) 225-4008, www.frc.org
This is the DC-based public policy affiliate of
James Dobsons Focus on the Family. Among its many magazines, such
as Family Policy and other materials, the FRC publishes the Pro-Life
Action Guide and The Truth in Black and White, a booklet about
so-called partial-birth abortion.
Feminists for Life of America
733 15th St., NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 737-FFLA, www.feministsforlife.org
Calling on Susan B. Anthony as its role model, this
group opposes all forms of violence, especially against women, and is
particularly opposed to abortion. Publishes the quarterly The American
Feminist which reprints articles on such topics as the link between abortion
and breast cancer. Identifies proudly as pro-feminist and pro-life.
Focus on the Family
8605 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, (800) A-FAMILY, www.family.org
James Dobsons pro-family outfit is a prodigious
publisher and broadcaster, printing over 10 magazines every month for
specific constituencies, such as physicians, children, young women, teachers,
and single parents. Dobson maintains his syndicated daily radio show
on Christian issues. Maintains state-level affiliates.
Hayes Publishing Company
6304 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224, (513) 681-7559, fax (513)
Publishes a variety of anti-choice materials, including,
books by Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Willke (Abortion Questions and Answers (1990), Assisted
Suicide and Euthanasia: Past & Present (1998), Why Can't We
Love Them Both?(1997)), photographs of abortions and a brochure called, Planned
Parenthood, The Nations Leading Provider and Promoter of Abortion:Is
7870 Olentangy River Road, Suite 304, Columbus,
OH 43235, (888) 550-7577, www.heartbeatinternational.org
Support association of pro-life crisis pregnancy
centers. Publishes annual directory of pro-life pregnancy centers, runs
workshops and seminars, and sells a line of sex abstinence jewelry and
a software program for managing such centers.
Heritage House '76
919 South Main Street, Snowflake, AZ 85937, (520) 536-7705, fax (520)536-7785,
An anti-choice catalog of books, curricula, videos,
bumper stickers, jewelry and other resources.
Human Life Foundation, Inc.
Human Life International
4 Family Life Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-7884, www.hli.org
HLIs mission is to promote and defend
the sanctity of human life around the world according to the teachings
of the Roman Catholic Church through prayer, service and education. Founded
by Father Paul Marx, this international organization supports local affiliates
of priests and laypeople who are encouraged to become active opponents
of abortion, euthanasia, contraception, and homosexuality. Vida Humana
Internacional Sucursal en Miami
is a branch of Human Life International
that targets Latinos.
Libertarians for Life
13424 Hathaway Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906, (301) 460-4141, www.L4L.org
Life was founded in 1976 to show why abortion is a wrong under justice,
not a right. Our reasoning is scientific and philosophical rather than
pragmatic or religious. Offers a speakers bureau and publications
Life Decisions International
Publications available on the web.
Life Dynamics, Inc.
P.O. Box 2226, Denton, TX 75067, (940) 380-8800, www.lifedynamics.org
Mark Crutchers multi-tactic approach to abolishing
abortions includes training on his Firestorm campaign, Life Activist
Seminars; how to enact abortion malpractice (ABMAL)
litigation; direct mail attacks on abortion providers and medical students;
and a video talk show, Lifetalk, that claims to have exposed
the industry of abortion clinics selling fetal body parts.
Life Education and Resource Network--L.E.A.R.N.
LEARN is the largest, African-American, evangelical
pro-life ministry in the United States. Promotes chastity, values, and
pro-life education for African-Americans. Holds an annual conference
and produces materials including videos and TV shows. Rev. Johnny Hunter
is President and Akua Furlow executive director.
Life Enterprises Unlimited
P.O. Box 85030, Mobile, AL 36685
Organized by Davis Trotsch, a Catholic priest who,
following the murder ofDavid Gunn
was the first to declare publicly that killing abortion providers is justifiable
Life Issues Institute, Inc
1721 W. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45239, (513) 729-3600, fax (513)
Anti-choice organization, headed by John C. Willke,
MD, that produces educational material, including: brochures; books;
videos; slide sets; CDs containing sixty-second spots on abortion; a
daily five-minute commentary on abortion and related issues (Life
Issues hosted by John Willke); The
RU 486 Report, a monthly publication; and Connector, a
quarterly publication.Their materials
are translated into over 28 languages.
Life Legal Defense Foundation
P.O. Box 2105, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 224-6675
Originally formed to defend Operation Rescue members
in California, this small, pro-life, legal defense group publishes a
March for Life
PO Box 90300, Washington, DC 20090, (202) 543-3377, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.marchforlife.org
Founded in 1974 by anti-choice leaders.Organizes
an annual Washington, D.C. march that takes place on the anniversary
of Roe v. Wade (January 22nd).
Mothers Against Minors Abortion (MAMA)
P.O. Box 7344, Fredericksburg, VA 22401,
Eileen Roberts founded MAMA in 1987 after she was
notified that surgery was needed to repairdamage
to her then 14-year old daughter after she had had an abortion. MAMA
is dedicated to educating the public and state legislatures to the critical
need for public policy that protects minors and respects the right of
parents to be involved if an abortion is being sought for their minor-aged
Missionaries to the Preborn
Missionaries to the Preborn is the first Christian
mission in America dedicated to the ministry of our preborn neighbor. Founded
by Rev. Matt Trewhella, this militant group is split from mainstream
pro-life groups, since it believes in the absolute prohibition of abortion,
at any cost.
National Coalition for Life and Peace
On-line, pro-life critic of clinic violence.
National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
1511 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 393-0703, fax (202)
Lobbies to re-criminalize abortion through a Human
Life Amendment and against any funding of abortion. Works primarily in
the Catholic community.
National Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities
The official policy and church teachings arm of
the US Catholic Conference on matters of abortion. The Secretariat works
under the direction and guidance of a Committee of bishops, presently
chaired by William Cardinal Keeler of Baltimore, conducting anti-abortion
and anti-euthanasia educational and public policy work.Also
publishes liturgical suggestions, three newsletters (Life Insight,
Life At Risk: A Chronicle of Euthanasia Trends in America, and NFP
Forum), and a biweekly syndicated column for Catholic newspapers
(Life Issues Forum).
National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing
3501 South Lake Drive, P.O. Box 07477, Milwaukee, WI 53207, (800)
Provides information and training for anti-abortion
counseling centers on post-abortion trauma and assists with
the development of local trauma-counseling programs titled Project
Rachel. Project Rachel is the post-abortion healing ministry of
the Catholic Church.
National Right to Life Committee
419 7th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 626-8800, www.nrlc.org
This large group is perhaps the best known of all
the national pro-life organizations. Spawned in the early 1970s by the
National Conference of Catholic Bishops, it remains predominantly Catholic
but does have a significant proportion of Protestant members. Focusing
on mainstream pro-life legislative goals, NRLC has given a lot of attention
to late-term abortion, the Child Custody Protection Act (making it illegal
to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion) and identifying
presidential candidates positions on abortion. NRLC also files amicus briefs
on major abortion cases. In an effort to appear more responsive to real
people, it has developed special population programs for adolescents
(National Teens for Life); victims of post-abortion syndrome (American
Victims of Violence); National College Students for Life; and Black Americans
National Womens Coalition for Life
P.O. Box 1553, Oak Park, IL 60304, (708) 848-5351 P.O. Box 4029, Alexandria,
VA 22303, (703) 960-4519
organization for several womens pro-life groups, including American
Victims of Abortion, Professional Womens Network, and Feminists
Negative Population Growth, Inc.
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20036, (202)
667-8950, fax (202) 667-8953, email@example.com, www.npg.org.
Membership organization founded in 1972 to focus
on the effects of overpopulation on the environment and quality of life.Seeks
to decrease the population of the US through limits on immigration and
voluntary incentives for smaller families.Has
argued that monetary incentives to encourage women to get sterilized
are not coercive.
New Hope Life Center, ACLJ New Hope
Formerly, Free Speech Advocates.The legal arm of Catholics United for Life, this group was started
by Catholic converts to provide legal support to sidewalk counselors.
Best known for publishing its polemical magazine, Culture Wars.
Operation Rescue/ Operation Save America
Founded by Randall Terry in 1986. Its abortion clinic
blockades peaked in 1988-89 and have steadily declined since. Court suits
and high fines have had a tempering effect on its activities and membership.
Flip Benham has replaced Terry, and under his leadership, OR continues
to employ Biblical principles to the abortion debate.
Pharmacists for Life International
P.O. Box 1281, Powell, OH, 43065-1281, (800) 227-8359, (740) 881-5520,
fax (707) 667-2447, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pfli.org/index.html
Anti-choice pharmacist association representing
almost 1500 pharmacists, and hundreds of lay supporters worldwide. Advocates
the adoption of a Pharmacists Conscience Clause (which have passed
in Louisiana, Puerto Rico and California) giving pharmacists the right
to refuse to perform professionally related acts based on a claim of
conscience without risking loss of employment or a suite for damages.Its
activities include education of pharmacists, health care professionals
and the general public through consultations, speakers and quarterly
newsletter called Beginnings.
The Population Research Institute
P.O. Box 1559, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 622-5240, www.pop.org
This small office supports pro-life ideas that challenge
the idea of a global population problem. It argues against US funding
of international family planning programs, and it opposes the use of
Norplant in the Third World. Publishes PRI Review.
Prayer and Action Weekly News
137 E. Leach Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315, www.panews.org
Published since 1989 by The Partnership Machine
(PM) which also sponsors The Uncle Ed Show.
Leach is the PM president and publisher and is currently running for
State Representative in Iowa.
is a signatory to the Defensive
endorsing the concept of justifiable homicide of abortion providers.
web site includes a fictionalized account of an Army of God Rescue Platoon
member who is on a mission to destroy every free standing abortion clinic in
Florida in one night.
Priests for Life
PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314, 888-PFL-3448, (718) 980-400,
fax (718) 980-6515, email@example.com, www.priestsforlife.org
Founded in 1991 to network and assist priests in
anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia work through training seminars, publications
(including the Priests for Life newsletter and an aid for anti-abortion
preaching), videos and tapes, and by linking clergy to other anti-abortion
groups. Also, offers healing and counseling to women who
have had abortions.Father Pavone,
the director, has bi-weekly columns in diocesan newspapers.
St. Johns Center, 3680 Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207,
(414) 483-4141, (800) 5WE-CARE, www.mu.edu/rachel/post.html
See National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation
Pro-Life Action League
6160 North Cicero Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60646, (312) 777-2900,
Newsline (312) 777-2525, www.prolifeaction.org
Founder Joseph Scheidler has single-handedly upped
the ante in pro-life direct action circles. His Closed: 99 Ways to
Stop Abortion is the recipe book for sidewalk counseling and other
militant action. His website provides materials for student papers and
ways to support his lawsuit against NOW. From Closed: Pro-life
activists cannot wait for the legislative and judicial process that will
make abortion illegal. The activist has to save lives now.
Pro-Life Action Report Network (PARnet)
P.O. Box 10171, Lancaster, PA 17605, (717) 295-5370
Computer bulletin board system and newsletter connects
pro-life groups with each other.
Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians
P.O. Box 33292, Washington, DC 20033, (202) 223-6697, fax (202) 265-9737, www.plagal.org
The Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians
began in 1990 with local groups in Washington, DC and Minneapolis. Today
PLAGAL strives to promote a respect for life within the gay community
and encourage gay and lesbian participation in the pro-life cause. Annually
seeks to be allowed to participate in the March for Life.
Randall Terry Live!
Radio show of Randall Terry, founder of Operation
Rescue, Randall Terrys, which can be heard on stations around
the country and on the internet
Republican National Coalition for Life
Box 618, Alton, IL 62002, (618) 462-5415, www.rnclife.org
Phyllis Schafly founded this group in 1990 to highlight
the support the Republican Party gives to pro-life issues. RNCL is the
source of the GOP and Elephant Precious Feet pins as well as such bumper
stickers as Its a child, not a choice.
2000 NE 51st Place, Oscala, FL 33479 or P.O. Box 440970-220, Houston,
TX 77244, (713) 492-8396.
One of the most militant anti-abortion organizations.
Rescue America supported Michael Griffith when he shot Dr. David Gunn
and a RA member, Daniel Ware, was arrested for having a cache of weapons
after vowing to terminate abortion providers gathered at a memorial service
for Dr. Gunn.
Has worked closely
with Operation Rescue and employs similar tactics of blockading clinics.
Rock for Life
P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555, (540) 659-4171, www.rockforlife.org
A youth division of the American Life League led
by Brian Kemper. Sponsors pro-life rock concerts as part of a recruitment
effort to attract high school and college-age audiences.
1445 East Rio Rd., P.O. Box 7482, Charlottesville, VA 22906, (804)
Rushdoony, John and Carol Whitehead and other Christian Reconstructionists.
Rutherford is a legal support organization which works to codify its
leaders beliefs into law.It
has represented Operation Rescue, Missionaries to the Preborn, and national
and local action-oriented pro-life groups whose members get arrested.
A radio spot, Freedom Under Fire, airs on most Christian networks
Seamless Garment Network
Network of progressive, faith-based groups committed
to a consistent ethic of life. Opposes violence of any sort,
including the arms race, warfare, poverty, capital punishment, and euthanasia
as well as abortion which it sees as a form of violence. Founded the
Institute for Integrated Social Analysis.
STOPP - Stop Planned Parenthood International
STOPP is a Christian organization, founded in 1985,
with the goal of closing down all Planned Parenthood programs, especially
abortion services and any youth education programs.
calls itself an organization of parents and endorses all nonviolent
activity, including providing speakers, producing publications
(including the newsletter, Ryan Report
), and legislative work.
Director is Jim Sedlak
Susan B. Anthony List
1800 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 638-5558, www.sba-list.org
Political action committee designed to train, support
and elect women pro-life candidates at all levels of US government. Shares
the use of Susan B. Anthony as an organizational icon of pro-life feminists
with Feminists for Life although unaffiliated with that group.
Western Center for Law and Religious Freedom
Originally a project of the Christian Legal Society,
the Center maintains its affiliation as it attempts to defend members
of groups like Operation Rescue who were sued by the abortion providers
for blockading clinics.