Life Advocates

Right to Life Advocates, founded in 1974 — 501(c)(4)

Life Advocates

Also known as Right to Life Advocates, founded in 1974, net earnings of which are devoted exclusively to charitable, educational and Pro-Life purposes. Life Advocates supports positive, pro-life solutions to human problems as alternatives to abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, or other deliberate destruction of human beings. We have been involved in the legislative process from the beginning, promoting issues and legislation protecting the innocent unborn, as well as other important issues affecting families.

Statement of Purpose

WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT:

That all men are created equal and are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among which is...

THE RIGHT TO LIFE;

AND That the very existence of human life conveys a supreme value that is absolute and unsurrenderable, regardless of: size, age, degree of development, physical or mental competence, state of health, condition of dependency, or any relative values such as wantedness or usefulness, or political, religious, social, financial, or racial characteristics or conditions;

AND That human life begins at the moment of union of the mother's ovum and the father's sperm and is one continuum and inviolable until natural death unquestionably has occurred.

THEREFORE:

The right to life of each human being shall be equally preserved and protected by every other human being in the society and by the society as a whole. If doubt exists whether a human being exists and is alive, then because of that possibility that a human life does exist, it shall be assumed that there is a human life until all doubt can be dismissed, otherwise the full rights of a human being shall be preserved and protected.

No relative value judgment shall be exercised favoring or denying one human life relative to another, so that attack upon human life is allowed.

Pursuant to these principles, we, live human beings, join in the defense of the RIGHT TO LIFE of all human beings, so that, and we, may share the liberty and pursuit of happiness we all so cherish.

To this end, LIFE ADVOCATES support positive pro-life solutions to human problems as alternatives to abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, or other deliberate destruction of human beings. We seek to form our society in such a way that any such deliberate and violent action will remain an unspeakable crime.

Life Advocates responds

August 18, 2016

The importance of Elections 2016

Here you will find information, inspiration, and action to help the People of God carry out their duties as faithful citizens of both heaven and earth

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  • The importance of Elections 2016 cannot be overstated. We are living in the midst of an ongoing holocaust of abortion, and many public servants cannot tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. They don't belong in public office!

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July 26, 2016

Last Charge Dropped

Last Charge Dropped Against Anti-Abortion Duo Behind Planned Parenthood Videos

A Texas judge has dismissed the last remaining charge against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.

District Judge Brock Thomas dismissed the charge of tampering with government records against 27-year-old David Daleiden and 63-year-old Sandra Merritt upon the request of the Harris County prosecutor’s office.

July 21, 2016

Woman's Right to Know

Dear Pro–life Friends,

We urgently need you two write two quick emails to support pro–life initiatives in the Texas Department of State Health Services, which regulates abortion facilities. Your emails will take only a couple of minutes, but they may save many lives.

Since the Texas Legislature passed the Woman's Right to Know Act in 2003, a priority of Texas Alliance for Life that year, each abortion provider must give women considering abortion the state-produced Woman's Right to Know Informational Material. This is a booklet that gives information about the developing unborn child, the methods and risks of abortion, and alternatives.

The Department of State Health Services is revising that brochure. The new version is easier to read and more informative. We urge you to write to support that brochure. We have been told that abortion providers hate this brochure because of the information it provides to women considering abortion.

Please write as soon as possible. Comments should be emailed by Friday, July 29, 2016

Thank you!
Judy Vatterott
Foundation for Life

For more information, click link to view the booklet

July 14, 2016

Support Governor Greg Abbott's Pro–life Regulations

Dear Pro–life Friends,

Over the years pro-lifers, including some of us at the Foundation for Life office, have discovered the bodies of aborted babies in dumpsters and in garbage bags behind abortion clinics in Houston. Sometimes we've been able to arrange funerals for them and a Christian burial in the baby sections of local cemeteries. Many of us especially remember a very late-term aborted baby boy found in a bucket at a Houston abortion clinic. We named him "Baby David", held a very moving funeral and arranged for his burial at a local cemetery. This precious baby's picture and a DVD of the entire event has been seen by pro-lifers throughout the country. Baby David was certainly an exception; millions of other precious unborn babies have been shoved down garbage disposals or incinerated and disposed of as“medical waste”.

But now, our pro–life Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, has instructed our state's Health and Human Services Commission to introduce proposed regulations requiring burial or cremation to dispose of aborted babies rather than by “grinding and discharging their bodies into a sanitary sewer system”.

The proposed new rules are currently open for comment and must be submitted by July 30.

Please take a few minutes and submit your comments to:

Allison Hughes, Health Facilities Rule Coordinator, Health Care Quality Section and specify in subject line “Comments on special waste from health care facilities” or click the link provided.

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Please act immediately and ask your family and friends to do the same.

Thank you!
Judy Vatterott
Foundation for Life

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June 27, 2016

Will the decision affect pro–life organizations?

Will the decision affect pro–life organizations providing maternal assistance in crises pregnancies such as Foundation for Life? We at Life Advocates are of course, disappointed about the SCOTUS decision to strike down HB2 by a vote of 5 to 3. The issue was never about the woman’s ability to get an abortion; the issue was about a safer, cleaner environment at these clinics, ensuring that doctors had privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility in case something went wrong.

Will the decision affect prolife organizations providing maternal assistance in crises pregnancies such as Foundation for Life? — No!

Unfortunately, the ones who will be affected are the women who use abortion facilities, which will no longer be held up to health and safety standards. The standards were the same as other ambulatory outpatient surgical facilities, which made sense as surgical abortions are considered “blind” surgery.

We expect to hear from more women who are seeking legal help for injuries incurred as a result of a botched abortion. We will continue to offer free help to women in crises pregnancies so that they will be able to make life-saving choices for themselves and their unborn child.

We continue to stand on the side of life.

In The Press

Jonah Goldberg: The abortion truth that liberals can’t deny — but try to

April 14, 2016

Maybe the makers of “The Big Bang Theory” don’t watch “Meet the Press”

Hillary Clinton got into a bit of trouble when she told host Chuck Todd “the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights” Clinton was merely noting some restrictions on abortions are permitted under the law. But the real kerfuffle was over the idea that a person can exist in America without any rights — or that fetuses are people at all. The International Planned Parenthood Federation cautions activists to avoid the “p” word. It’s not a person until it’s born or, as Sen Barbara Boxer (D) once suggested, until you bring it home from the hospital. Until then, it’s a fetus or “uterine contents.” Planned Parenthood advises that activists don’t say “abort a child,” preferring “terminate a pregnancy” or some such.

Clinton is rarely that blunt

She usually likes to use the term “women’s health” That way she can claim that people who are against abortion–on–demand are against “women’s health.” Anyway, it was hardly a big controversy — more like a Twitter dust–up. That’s probably why the writers of the hit CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” missed it. One of the characters, Bernadette, recently got pregnant. In the episode that aired April 7, Bernadette, her husband Howard and their friend Rajesh use a home ultrasound kit. When they hear the unborn baby’s heartbeat, Rajesh exclaims, “You guys made a person!” Howard replies, “We did!”

This highlights a phenomenon I’ve written a lot about: On some issues, Hollywood can be downright right–wing. From the value of guns in “The Walking Dead” to the honor of police in countless dramas to the importance of family in most sitcoms, there’s a lot more conservatism, broadly understood, on TV than conservatives or liberals ever notice. And so it is with abortion. With the exception of Maude, an awful left–wing 1970s TV show (along with some edgy HBO series), there have been no major sitcoms in which a character has had an abortion. Why? One reason is abortions aren’t funny. There’s no reason to write a storyline in which a character gets pregnant only to decide later not to have a baby. That’s not a punch line, it’s a tragedy. Even the very liberal Mindy Kaling, star and producer of The Mindy Project, says the show won’t touch the issue of abortion — and Kaling plays a gynecologist! Maybe you could write a funny scene where a woman goes to the doctor to get a mammogram or deals with some other aspect of “women’s health.” I don’t know. But you can’t write a knee–slapper about a woman deliberately terminating an unborn person’s life.

Sometimes the pregnant character agonizes about her choice

(and occasionally there’s a miscarriage), but the moment Rachel from “Friends” or Murphy Brown or Bernadette chooses to keep it, the it stops being an it, and becomes a he or she. Emotionally, that’s how it works for many, perhaps most, people. When a woman wants to keep her baby, it becomes a baby long before it’s born. No father speaks to a belly full of “uterine contents,” and no mother thumbs through a book of baby names for a fetus she is going to dispose of anyway. That’s how a lot of public policy works, too. Under federal law and many state laws, if you murder a pregnant woman, you can be charged with two homicides.

The White House is asking for a lot of money to fight the Zika virus. “I think Democrats and Republicans in Congress are interested in making sure that pregnant women and unborn children in this country can be properly protected,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in February. Unborn children? Yes, both parties want to protect unborn children from disease–carrying mosquitoes. But that bipartisanship falls apart when it comes to Planned Parenthood. This emotional parsing is understandable. The problem is that emotion isn’t the best foundation for law. In the past, emotion led lots of Americans to think blacks weren’t persons either. Logic, science and, finally, moral reasoning said otherwise. If over here an unborn child is a person but over there it isn’t, and the only thing distinguishing the two is someone’s feelings, we’ve got a problem. And it’s not just a problem of language.

FILED UNDER ABORTION | LIBERALS | PREGNANCY

Source: New York Post ©

Judy Vatterott: “Concerned about cleanliness standards in abortion clinics”

June 27, 2016

Judy Vatterott, board member of Right to Life Advocates, said she and her colleagues grew concerned about cleanliness standards in abortion clinics and the prevalence of out-of-state doctors performing abortions in Texas. Right to Life Advocates in the political arm of Foundation for Life, a nonprofit that cares for pregnant mothers where Vatterott served as director for 35 years. She says that the majority of her foundation’s clients are college-aged women, or women in their early 20’s. “After we saw a number of women who were injured and some who died from their so-called safe, legal abortions, we realized that more protections [were needed] for them,” Vatterott said. They lobbied the Texas state legislature for HB2, the law struck down by the Supreme Court today. Texas implemented the law’s two provisions in 2014 to increase women’s health protections. It required abortion clinics to meet the same facilities standards as outpatient surgical centers. Doctors also had to have admitting privileges to a hospital. “If that’s what they [college women] choose, they should have the assurance that’s everything been done to make it as safe as possible,” Vatterott said.

Supreme Court

WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH, et al. Amicus Curiae Brief By RICHARD W. SCHMUDE