Right to Life NSW is a human rights lobby group which defends the inalienable right to life of all human beings from conception to natural death (ref. UN Commission of Human Rights, Article 3.)
We exist to influence culture and political will by communicating, informing, and educating; by giving a voice to the voiceless, defending the defenceless and supporting the unsupported.
We stand humble in the face of credible, scientific and quality sources in the representation of our content and engagement of our community. All emphasis is placed only on reason, and not on religion.
Our activities are governed by an ethos of compassion, justice, and respect for all humankind.
When the civil rights movement of the 1970s began to consider what the key rights of human beings were, Article 3 of the UN Declaration on Human Rights was quick to outline that the most inalienable right was that to life.On that back of this, in 1973, the first Right to Life group began in Victoria, Australia. Many local and state wide branches have been instituted.Its main objective is to provide an organisational structure for collective citizen action against abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and assisted suicide. Since the 1970s and 1980s Right to Life has run political campaigns and public demonstrations against these things. Our members also lobby politicians, give talks to schools and community groups and support women facing crisis pregnancies.We seek to co-operate with other organisations in pursuance of the above objects.
Today we continue to uphold our founding creed that all peoples have an inalienable right to life and it is this that informs the context for our research and debate. We utilise a series of tools to engage various levels of our community – from the grassroots to MPs and other key decision makers.We seek to actively run a series of campaigns to see political alignment with the UN Declaration on Human Rights, Art 3. We host conferences and symposiums to hear from world leaders in medical to social sciences to inform our angles.
Our Services and Activities (Info coming soon)
On Council we have a broad range of members from all walks of life.
Each with a common goal that life is sacred from conception to natural death.
OUR PRESIDENT – Dr Simon McCaffrey
Dr Simon McCaffrey is an obstetrician and has been married for 29 years with 11 children.
He is the current president of Right to Life NSW .
OUR PROJECT OFFICER – Tom Colman
Tom Colman currently directs the day to day activities of Right to Life NSW.
His involvement in the organisation spans over 30 years and he has been a councillor on the State Council for the past seven.
He is the first to admit that none of this could have been possible without the loving support of his wife Margaret.