“He who saves a single soul, saves the world entire”
The Jewish Inscription on Oskar Schindler’s ring given to him by the Jews at Brunnlitz
When the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was handed down, I sought a way to make a difference for life. The greatest opportunity to do that has been the privilege of serving as President of Missouri Right to Life for the past eleven years. During that time, I have been blessed to play a small role in the passage of many pro-life bills including increased oversight of abortion clinics, a ban on late-term abortions and web cam abortions, and an extension of the required reflection period to 72 hours. Through the work of the MRL PAC, I have tried to help in building one of the largest pro-life majorities in any state legislature.
I have heard first-hand from many people across the state of their respect for the mission and the work of Missouri Right to Life. As President of the only Missouri affiliate of National Right to Life, I have had the opportunity to participate in their life-saving work at the federal level. All of these great privileges and blessings for me have been because of Missouri Right to Life.
I thank the board for giving me this opportunity, and I thank our dedicated staff for their tireless work. Any success that I had in my role was only because of the support of these wonderful people. I thank the regional boards, the chapter leaders, and the thousands of members of Missouri Right to Life for sharing this journey with me.
With a grateful heart and my very best wishes, I pass the torch of leading MRL to my very dear friend, Steve Rupp. Steve has been part of the pro-life battle for many years serving as Vice President of MRL, Chairman of the Eastern Region and St. Louis Chapter, bus captain of the Missouri Life Caravan, and in many other pro-life endeavors. I know that Steve’s leadership will bring many blessings to MRL.