Communications Department

National Right to Life Mourns Death of C. Everett Koop

Feb 25, 2013 | 2013 Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Today we learned of the death of former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop at the age of 96. The following may be attributed to Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life

National Right to Life is deeply saddened by the death of Dr. C. Everett Koop. In an era when pro-abortionists tried to declare that the abortion issue was “settled law,” Dr. Koop provided a voice for the voiceless. His book, and later film series, Whatever Happened to the Human Race, co-authored with the late Francis Schaeffer, was a call to action for anyone who cared about the value and dignity of human life, but most especially the evangelical community. To this day, Whatever Happened to the Human Race is a must-read for its almost prophetic anticipation of the world we live in today.

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.