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OUR MISSION

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 meaningless.

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.

Funding

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 of pregnancy.