Today marks the 45th anniversary of Texas Right to Life, the oldest, largest, and only statewide Pro-Life organization in Texas, uniting Pro-Life grassroots activists to protect innocent human Life from fertilization until natural death through legal, peaceful, and prayerful means.
The flagship program of Texas Right to Life’s educational outreach is the Dr. Joseph Graham Fellowship for College Pro-Life Leaders. Now in the 10th year, the Fellowship is established on 28 campuses with 79 students leading Pro-Life efforts and bringing the Culture of Life to their campuses. Texas Right to Life also offers scholarship opportunities to Pro-Life Texas medical and law students and provides Pro-Life programs for teens through Team LIFE Camp.
Spearheading the passage of new Pro-Life laws in the state Capitol, Texas Right to Life has long been the leader of legislative efforts to safeguard the unborn, the disabled, and vulnerable patients. Our legislative team served a key role in passing the Dismemberment Abortion Ban in 2017, the Preborn Pain Act in 2013, the Sonogram Law in 2011, and defunding the abortion industry. Texas Right to Life also ensured that Texas became the 10th state to fund Alternatives to Abortion in 2005, expanding the state’s network of life-affirming options for women and men.
Due to Texas Right to Life Political Action Committee (PAC) holding elected officials accountable for their votes and supporting Pro-Life candidates, the Texas Legislature now has a Pro-Life supermajority. Texas Right to Life PAC’s monumental victories in the 2014 election cycle solidified Texas as one of the most Pro-Life states in the nation.
Perhaps what distinguishes Texas Right to Life from other organizations most is the level of involvement of local affiliated chapters and members in communities across Texas. Earlier this year, Texas Right to Life affirmed the central role of these local activists by launching the Texas Right to Life Ambassador Program, which connects and organizes volunteer activists across the state and equips them for Pro-Life action in their communities.
Texas Right to Life will celebrate these and other achievements from the 45 years of Pro-Life advocacy at the 21st Annual Celebration of Life in Houston on September 21, 2018. For more information, visit TexasRightToLife.com.