Founded in 1973, Nebraska Right to Life is a statewide, non-partisan, non-sectarian, nonprofit organization established to serve groups and individuals who wish to effectively defend the most basic of all human rights – the right to life.
The ultimate goal of Nebraska Right to Life is to restore legal protection to innocent human life. The primary interest of Nebraska Right to Life and its members has been the abortion controversy; however, it is also concerned with related matters of medical ethics which relate to the right to life issues of euthanasia and infanticide. Nebraska Right to Life does not have a position on issues such as contraception, sex education, capital punishment, and national defense.
We believe that the protection of human life can only be achieved through a unified, statewide educational and legislative effort that is coordinated with an effective national program.
Nebraska Right to Life is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee, in Washington D.C., with representation on the national board. NRL and its local chapters adhere to the philosophy of the National Right to Life Committee. We are committed to working through legal, peaceful means to effect change, in state and federal legislation, education, and political action. This commitment is derived from a belief that each human being, from the time of fertilization to natural death, has an immeasurable dignity and unalienable right to life. Elemental justice demands that this basic right be protected by law.
Nebraska Right to Life is governed by a board of directors composed of members from across the state of Nebraska. NRL coordinates activities of local chapters sharing the commitment to the protection of each individual’s basic right to life. In particular, NRL initiates and coordinates educational activities to foster true respect for all human life; initiates and supports political, legal, and legislative efforts so that the full protection of the laws of our state and nation will once again be afforded to all human beings; and coordinates Nebraska pro-life activities with those of other states and the nation as a whole.
In addition to maintaining a lobbying presence at the state level, Nebraska Right to Life serves as a clearinghouse of information for its local chapters, its members, the press, and the public.
Our mission is to make abortion, infanticide and euthanasia ethically and legally unacceptable solutions to social and economical problems.
Nebraska Right to Life consists of three entities:
- Nebraska Right to Life, Inc. – is a 501 (c)(4) corporation. Contributions to this organization go toward keeping the state office open as well as legislative and lobbying efforts. Donations to this corporation are not tax-deductible.
- Nebraska Right to Life Educational Trust Fund – is the 501 c3 entity which supports the educational activities of NRL, Inc. All requests for educational materials, videos, and tapes are run through this corporation. Other educational activities include a booth at the State Fair, an annual convention, and the Walk for Life. The NRL Educational Trust Fund cannot be involved in lobbying or political campaigns. Donations to the NRL Educational Trust Fund are tax-deductible.
- Nebraska Right to Life Political Action Committee – operates a state and a federal PAC, for the purpose of supporting and opposing candidates for public office. The PAC conducts a candidate survey during election years and makes endorsements based on survey results and meetings with candidates. A statewide distribution of the PAC candidate surveys is conducted in the primary and general elections.