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Special Interest Groups - The National Right to Life Committee

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Sarah Kelly

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of Special Interest Groups - The National Right to Life Committee

The focus of the NRLC - Major Legislation the NRLC opposes: Leadership of the
NRLC - The National Right to Life Committee History of the NRLC - The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is the
nation's largest pro-life organization, with 50 state affiliates and approximately 3,000 local affiliates nationwide. NRLC works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. 2012:
Steve King
Josh Mandel
Mitt Romney
The National Right to Life Committee was formed in 1968 to coordinate information and strategy between emerging state pro-life groups. These groups were forming in response to efforts to change abortion laws based on model legislation proposed by the American Law Institute. The committee sprung to life in 1973 after the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. New
Jersey attorney Juan Ryan served
as the organization's
first president. Carol Tobias is the current President of the NRLC, and is the 8th President of the Committee since Roe v. Wade. Membership of the NRLC - The NRLC is a national federation of 50 state affiliates and more than 3,000 local
chapters, and the number of
supporters and members
continues to grow
daily. Current Political Candidates supported by the NRLC - 2011:
Mark Amodei Major Legislation the NRLC supports: Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act
District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Respect for Rights of Conscience Act
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Child Pain Awareness Act
Abortion Non-Discrimination Act
Ultrasound Informed Consent Act
Protect Life Act The Obamacare Act
Independent Payment Advisory Board
Stem Cell Research Advancement Act of 2011
Equal Rights Amendment
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