The mission of the Vermont Right to Life Committee is to achieve universal recognition of the sanctity of human life from conception through natural death. In pursuit of that mission, VRLC, through peaceful, legal means, seeks changes in public opinion, public policy, the law, and individual behavior that respect the right to life and reject abortion, euthanasia, and other actions that deny the right to life.
Who We Are and What We Do
The Vermont Right to Life Committee is the largest pro-life, non-profit, organization in Vermont. The founding members of VRLC, originally called “Voice of the Unborn,” first met in 1971 to begin educational and lobbying efforts on behalf of the unborn and those vulnerable to new assaults on human life. In 1974, “Voice of the Unborn” became a chapter affiliate of the Washington D.C. based National Right to Life Committee and the title of the organization was changed to the Vermont Right to Life Committee. True to the original purpose of the founding members, the Vermont Right to Life Committee exists to restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia.
Today the Vermont Right to Life Committee serves as the coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Vermont citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. VRLC is composed of a diverse group of members with various political persuasions, faiths, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief–that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected.
The Vermont Right to Life Committee distributes thousands of pieces of educational material yearly, has organized countywide chapters, enlists the help of key contacts, speakers and volunteers all across the state, and has identified over 30,000 pro-life households. VRLC produces a regular newsletter entitled the “REVIEW,” maintains a central office in Montpelier, and employs two full time employees.
Because of our work on behalf of the unborn in the legislature, contributions to the Vermont Right to Life Committee’s general operating fund are not tax deductible.