Mission and Organization

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Rochester Area Right To Life


Our goal is to educate ourselves and the public about the issues surrounding the protection of innocent human life from conception to natural death:  to restore respect and protection for the lives of the unborn, newborn, handicapped, terminally ill and elderly who are potential victims of abortion, infanticide or euthanasia.

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The Organization

Rochester Area Right to Life Committee, Inc (RARTL) is affiliated with the National and New York State Committes to plan/implement effective legal activities for area pro-life individuals, groups and churches. The Organization is alligned along three focal points: the Committee itself, the Education Fund, and the Political Action group (PAC)



Education Fund and Political Action are two " internal " committees. Although responsible to the RARTL Committee Board of Directors, these committees work in distinct areas and maintain separate treasuries.
Education Fund (501-C-3) Seeks to identify and maintain the most current, reliable information re. abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Distributes written, verbal and visual information as widely as possible to the general public.
  • Provides literature and audiovisuals re. fetal development, abortion, infanticide and euthanasia to individuals, schools, churches and civic groups. (Largest pro-life library in Monroe county.)
  • Publishes a bi-monthly newsletter summarizing issue and activity information for distribution to individuals and groups requesting it.
  • Advertises to inform public and increase awareness of life issues.
  • Maintains a speakers' bureau for presentations to local organizations.
Political Action Identifies, publicizes and supports pro-life candidates seeking elective offices.
  • Working with National and NY State RTL Political Action Committees, surveys and interviews candidates and examines previous voting records to make candidate endorsements.
  • Publicizes endorsements in the community via mailings and other appropriate means.
  • Provides volunteer help to candidates.


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