In Memoriam: John C. Willke, M.D.

John C. Willke, M.D. served as president of National Right to Life 1980-1983 and 1984-1991, serving a total of ten years as president of the nation's oldest and largest pro-life organization. Together with his beloved wife, Barbara, they traveled the world spreading the pro-life message and their legacy will live on forever.


National Right to Life News RIP: Dr. Jack Willke - February 21, 2015


Release: National Right to Life Mourns the Death of Dr. John C. Willke - February 23, 2015

The following photos of Dr. Willke may be used by National Right to Life chapters and state affiliates, news media outlets, blogs, and other mediums with the following photo credit: National Right to Life Archives.


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Dr. Willke with Mother Teresa of Calcutta before her address to the 1985 National Right to Life Convention.

jcw002Dr. Willke and NRLC Executive Director David N. O'Steen, Ph.D. with then-Vice President George H.W. Bush.



Dr. Willke addressing reporters at a National Right to Life press conference.


Dr. and Mrs. Willke with Mother Teresa of Calcutta following her address to the 1985 National Right to Life Convention.


Dr. Willke presenting a copy of his book, Abortion: Questions and Answers to Pope John Paul II.


Dr. Willke with then-Polish president Lech Walesa.


Dr. Willke at work in his office at National Right to Life headquarters, ca. 1982.