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Right to Life

Primary Contact: Ann Cordonnier, 937/498-1812;

Secondary Contact: Kevin Schmiesing, 937/492-5584;

What does your ministry do? Right to Life is a non-sectarian, non-partisan organization that promotes respect and legal protection for all human life from the moment of conception until natural death, with a focus on the issues of abortion and euthanasia. Practically, our work involves the following: a thrift shop to provide low-cost or no-cost diapers, baby supplies, and clothing to families in need; educational programs on life issues (e.g., talks to school and church groups); and public awareness events (e.g., prayer vigils, fair booth).

What volunteer opportunities are available with your organization? Volunteers assist with all of these programs. The greatest need is for volunteers to staff the thrift shop, which is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m..  Volunteers also help with newsletter mailings, parade float construction, and planning and managing events for fundraising and public awareness, among other tasks.

How else can people help? We encourage people to become members of Right to Life (dues are $12 per year), which provides a monthly newsletter with information about pro-life issues and events. The public is welcome to visit the office and thrift shop during open hours to observe what RTL does. We believe that this is important social justice
work--as Pope John Paul II said, the right to life is "the fundamental right and source of all other rights."