History of National Right to Life




"National Right to Life is the flagship of the pro-life movement."

-Congressman Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.)


Photo: Congressman Hyde speaking at the 1987 NRLC Convention in New Orleans.





Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.


This page is currently undergoing maintenance. Please check back. In the meantime, view the tribute video to Dr. Mildred F. Jefferson below. Dr. Jefferson was one of the founding board members of National Right to Life and served as president from 1975-1978.