Republican National Coalition for Life


Republican National Coalition for Life

Republican National Coalition for Life (RNC/Life) is an organization formed to maintain the commitment of the Republican Party of the United States to pro-life principles. Its address is Box 618, Alton, Illinois 62002. The current executive director is Colleen Parro.

History

RNC/Life was founded by Phyllis Schlafly in the autumn of 1990 after two groups, Republicans for Choice and National Republican Coalition for Choice, publicly announced their intention to provoke a floor fight at the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas in order to remove the pro-life plank from the convention platform.

The Republican Party has been the pro-life national political party since a resolution in support of efforts to secure a Human Life Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted at the 1976 Republican National Convention, following the 1973 "Roe v. Wade" decision.

Mission statement

"RNC/Life will continue to work to protect and defend the Republican Party's principled commitment to legal protection for all innocent human beings, from conception until natural death."

"In addition, we will work to hold Republican lawmakers accountable to the pro-life principles in our platform. It is our desire to see those principles translated into public policy and law. Further, we encourage Republican Party officials to enthusiastically support pro-life candidates and policies consistent with our platform."

External links

* [http://rnclife.org/ Official website]


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