The mission of Mississippi Right to Life is to secure protections
for innocent human life from conception until natural death through
effective education, legislation and political action.
Foundation and Scope
MissIssIppi Right to Life (MSRTL) is a non-profit organization
comprised of thousands of citizens of every faith and creed, bound by
the common belief that each individual is "endowed by their creator"
with the right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," as
stated so aptly by our nation's founders.We hold that unless the
fundamental right to life is first secured, all other rights are
In 1973 the United States Supreme Court ruled that the lives of
unborn children were not protected by the U.S. Constitution, and
legalized abortion in every state across the country, through all nine
months of pregnancy, and for any reason.* Since the Court’s decisions in
1973, more than one million unborn children have been killed each year
from abortion, and their mothers left to suffer in silence.
It is our mission to restore protections for unborn children and
their mothers while supporting alternatives to abortion. We also strive
to protect the disabled and aged from discrimination in health care and
from euthanasia. We oppose the cloning of humans for experimentation and
support ethical research such as the use of adult stem cells that
already provide treatments for illnesses. MSRTL will also support or
oppose legislation that relates directly to the right of pro-life
citizens to seek redress from their government.
We believe that our effectiveness is rooted in our educational,
legislative and political activity, all three of which are absolutely
necessary to restore protections for all innocent human life.
Almost all of MSRTL's financial support comes from individual donors.
We receive no government funding, and corporate donations are both small
and few, usually from small business owners. Because of this, we guard
donor information carefully and do not share it with anyone outside of
MSRTL, except as may be required by law. Donors are our lifeblood and we
are careful to keep their information private.
*Although the 1973 Supreme Court decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v.
Bolton appear to allow states to protect unborn children and their
mothers in narrow circumstances, few meaningful protections have ever
been upheld when brought before the Court. Therefore we have, in fact
and practice, in many states, abortion on demand through all nine months