Our Mission

Protecting and defending the original masterpiece of life

The mission of National Right to Life is to protect and defend the most fundamental right of humankind, the right to life of every innocent human being from the beginning of life to natural death.

America’s first document as a new nation, the Declaration of Independence, states that we are all “created equal” and endowed by our Creator “with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life….” Our Founding Fathers emphasized the preeminence of the right to “Life” by citing it first among the unalienable rights this nation was established to secure.

National Right to Life carries out its lifesaving mission by promoting respect for the worth and dignity of every individual human being: born or unborn, including unborn children from their beginning; those newly born; persons with disabilities; older people; and those who are vulnerable, especially those who cannot defend themselves. Our areas of concern include abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the killing of unborn children for their stem cells.

Our mission is achieved through education, legislation, and political action. We illuminate research and provide educational materials, information, and leadership training for effective right-to-life citizenship. We sponsor legislation advancing the protection of human life and support the election of public officials who defend life.

National Right to Life invites the youngest to the oldest to join us in this great cause. Our nationwide network of 50 affiliated state groups, thousands of community chapters, hundreds of thousands of members and millions of individual supporters across our great country act on the information they receive from us.

The strength of National Right to Life is derived from our broad and diverse base of dedicated people, united to focus on one issue, the right to life itself. Since our founding in 1968 as the first nationwide right-to-life group, we have been entirely dedicated to defending America’s first right: life.

“ … There is something sociopathic about a political movement that tells young women (and men) that it is liberating to murder their own children. So let’s keep fighting for our country’s children, and let’s find a way to win.”



Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), 11/7/23, X (formerly Twitter)