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National Right To Life Committee
Transcript of National Right To Life Committee
Actions Taken to Influence Policy
-Twenty-three percent of voters said that the abortion issue affected their vote and voted for the candidates who
-National Right to Life works to achieve its mission through education, legislation and political action.
-Its one of the most influential groups in Washington D.C.
-NRLC is the nation's largest anti-abortion grassroots organization.
-One of the central goals of the organization is the passage of a constitutional amendment banning all abortion.
-Its activities include providing research, educational materials, information and leadership
training for effective right-to-life citizenship as well as sponsoring legislation which will advance
the protection of human life and supporting the election of public officials who defend life. -While NRLC defines itself as a "single-issue" organization, they are also active in other issues such as partial-birth abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, in vitro fertilization, and cloning. NRLC opposes RU-486 and some forms of contraceptives, including "the pill."
-The National Right to Life Committee favors the Republican Party. -Has a history of supporting conservative republican political candidates.
-One candidate that this group has favored is President Bush because of his strict pro-life views and promises to veto any laws or federal policies on abortion.
-The NRLC also has a history of endorsing other republican politicians who fight to protect innocent human lives, such as, former Republican National Committee Chairman, Ed Gillespie, North Carolina House Speaker, Thom Tillis, and the Louisiana House Representative, Bill Cassidy.
-All of these men played a crucial part in the passing of “groundbreaking” legislations that strive to put an end to abortion such as the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” and the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
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*Formed on April 1, 1967 (April fools day).
-Formed in Washington, DC.
*Their Main goal in forming was to end legalized abortion.
*Their focus hasn't really changed over time because they are still very set on ending abortion, but now they are against a lot of other things, like: Euthanasia, assisting suicide, etc.
*(1959) The idea of establishing laws for abortion in each state was proposed by the
American Law Institute (ALI) (For legalizing abortion)
*(1970) Different laws were being passed in several states: New York allowed abortion up to the 24th week of pregnancy. Similar laws were passed in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington state.
In June, right to life leaders from states were brought together for national meetings that
took place in Chicago
-It organized letters-to-congress campaigns on behalf of legislation that relates to their issues
-Encourages its members to approach local schools (to give talks on classrooms. which they call “Captivating the Captive Audience”).
-They emphasize the effectiveness of using NRLC’s educational resources (videos, pamphlets, cd-roms, and “fetus models.
*Have had several victories
-Issue of abortion played a key role in the mid-term elections, and Pro-Life and state affiliates were essential in regards to getting out the pro-life vote for pro-life candidates.
-The abortion issue affected 23% of voters because they voted for candidates who opposed abortion. In contrast, 16% of voters voted for candidates who favored abortion.
-These results demonstrate the success and effectiveness of the right-to-life movement in this year’s elections.
*The National Right to Life’s political committees were involved in 74 races; 72% of the candidates were against abortion and were victorious.
*Surprisingly, even after Pro-abortion organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, spent an excess amount of money, the pro-life candidates won the election by significant margins.
*In the days leading up to the election, voters saw and heard the right-to-life message (according to polls).
-This occurred mainly because the NRL contacted more than 3.3 million people that identified themselves as pro-life.
-They distributed brochures that detailed the positions of the candidates on important issues of the movement.
-They would also call people and air more than 33,000 radio ads in key states
National Right to Life Committee
The ultimate goal of the National Right to Life Committee is to restore legal protection to innocent human life. The primary interest of the National Right to Life Committee and its members has been the abortion controversy; however, it is also concerned with related matters of medical ethics which relate to the right to life issues of euthanasia and infanticide.
-The NRLC has consistently opposed Obama and his pro-abortion actions throughout his nomination.
-Members of the NRLC have mentioned their disapproval of the president by saying things like "President Barack Obama has an abysmal record on life," and that "President Obama doesn't do bipartisan anything."
-The legislations that they support are aimed to protect unborn babies and their mothers.
-Currently, the organization’s biggest news includes having 72% of the pro-life candidates prevail in the in the November 4th mid-term elections. This included pro-life Senate candidates in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.
-The National Right to Life’s political committees, including, the National Right to Life Political Action Committee and the National Right to Life Victory Fund, were actively involved in 74 races and made this victory possible.