Delaware Right to Life, Inc. is the largest, most active pro-life organization in the state. Our principle guides us that all human life is precious and deserving of protection, and we are a no exceptions, no compromise organization. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded entirely by private donations, we rely exclusively on volunteers to help spread the pro-life message throughout the state.
Founded in 1973, Delaware Right to Life is the largest and most active pro-life organization in the state. Our mission is to defend innocent human life from conception to natural death. We are guided by the principle that all human life is precious and deserving of protection, and we are a no exceptions, no compromise organization. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded entirely by private donations, we rely exclusively on volunteers to help spread the pro-life message throughout the state.
We seek to return legal protection to the unborn and to guard the sanctity of life of all those threatened by the culture of death, whether by abortion, withholding of care, or euthanasia. Education is the focus of our outreach.
Our active outreach includes community exhibits; peaceful vigils, rallies and protests; billboards, radio and digital ads, social media presence; speakers and presentations; and a quarterly newsletter, The Lifeline.
Our Board of Directors:
- Moira Sheridan, President
- Janet Grayson, Vice President
- Sue Cordie, Treasurer
- David Williams, Comptroller
- Bess McAneny
- Ann Courtney
- Teresa LoPorto
- Lynn Mey
- Kathy Arnold
Board meetings are held the first Monday of each month at our office in the University of Delaware Oratory at 45 Lovett Ave. in Newark. Time is subject to change. Please contact us if interested in attending.
DELAWARE RIGHT TO LIFE POSITION STATEMENTS
DRTL* is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and cannot specifically endorse a political candidate for office either through media (newsletter, email, phone campaigns) or through financial contributions. DRTL publishes information about candidates’ stances on pro-life issues. We refer interested individuals to www.delawarefamilies.org for their responses to election-year surveys on the life issues. Individual members of DRTL are free to endorse whom they choose.
So-called “pro-life” legislation that includes language that allows for abortion in instances such as rape, incest, or life of the mother cannot be endorsed by DRTL. We are a “no exceptions, no compromise” organization and will support only legislation that provides protection of all life stages, from fertilization until natural death.
So-called “incremental” legislation that attempts to limit access to abortion, such as waiting periods, parental consent, and right to know laws, will be supported by DRTL, provided there are no exceptions. DRTL reserves the right to assess individual pieces of legislation for their merit insofar as they offer protection to the unborn and his/her mother.
DRTL is a “no exceptions, no compromise” organization that believes the law should prohibit abortion (i.e., the intentional killing of an unborn child) at all stages of development from fertilization until natural death, regardless the circumstances of conception, and regardless the method of the abortion (i.e., surgical or chemical).
EUTHANASIA/ASSISTED SUICIDE/DELIBERATE WITHOLDING OF FOOD & WATER
DRTL opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide because they condone killing of the aged, sick, handicapped, “vegetative” and otherwise “unfit” among us. By allowing human beings to be judged solely by their utility, we are all in danger of being deemed “unfit.” We support the physicians’ Hippocratic Oath to “first, do no harm.”
EMBRYONIC STEM CELL/FETAL TISSUE RESEARCH
DRTL renounces any scientific research that takes human life in the name of “helping” others. Since embryonic stem cell and fetal tissue research necessitate the destruction of life at its earliest stage, we actively oppose any attempt by the legal or scientific community to support and fund it.
DRTL opposes human cloning, no matter the term used to disguise it: “therapeutic” cloning, “reproductive” cloning, somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), or other scientific terms. DRTL believes life is sacred at all stages from fertilization until natural death and that cloning defies the natural process of human reproduction. Because cloning requires a woman’s egg, it leaves women vulnerable to exploitation and abuse by the scientific community. Because it is the prelude to embryonic stem cell research, it requires a human being be created in order to be killed.
ABORTIFACIENT BIRTH CONTROL, “EMERGENCY” CONTRACEPTION, RU-486
DRTL condemns pharmaceuticals such as abortifacient birth control (pill, patch, injection, IUD) "emergency” contraception, and the abortion pill, RU-486, because they all have the ability to destroy human life at its earliest and most vulnerable stages.
“CONSCIENCE CLAUSE” (MORAL OPPOSITION FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS)
DRTL supports the legal rights of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other persons to refuse to participate in any health care-related services they believe to be morally and/or religiously objectionable.
DRTL opposes tax funding of all public and private agencies that perform or promote abortion.
*In all cases, “DRTL” refers to Delaware Right to Life Education Fund.
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