I posted competing public statements in May.
While American Life League wrote it had “temporarily suspended the operations of our Rock for Life project,” Rock for Life’s Jeff White and Erik Whittingham wrote on Facebook the 2 organizations “separated ways on Thursday, May 20th, 2010, ending an 11-1/2 year relationship.”
I am aware that leaders of the 2 pro-life organizations have been working hard privately since making those announcements to agree to terms that would allow them to part company amicably. And today ALL released an uplifting statement:
American Life League announced today that Rock for Life, which has operated as a project of ALL for the last 11 years, has now officially separated from ALL and will continue its pro-life mission to young people as a separate organization.
“We are excited that RFL has developed to the point that it will be carrying on its unique outreach under the direction of its original founders,” said Judie Brown, president of ALL. “RFL’s outreach to youth through music has been a wonderful part of our efforts. We believe this move is best for the RFL organization and for the babies. We look forward to collaborating with them on projects in the future.”
“We are thankful for the support Judie Brown’s ALL has shown us throughout the years,” said Erik Whittington, RFL’s executive director. “We wish them and their staff the best as they work to defeat the culture of death in our country. ALL took a chance on RFL in 1998, helping us to grow and do all the ‘crazy’ pro-life things we have done over the years. I look back at the last 11-plus years with ALL and think, ‘WOW, what an amazing time!’”
RFL is promoting human rights for all people, born and preborn, by engaging the culture through music and education. RFL’s message is the personhood message that each and every human being is a person from his or her biological beginning. RFL can be found on the web at www.rockforlife.org.
ALL was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
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Congratulations to ALL and RFL for coming to terms privately and peacefully so RFL can continue to reach our youth culture with the pro-life message in its unique way.
These 2 organizations are great examples to the pro-life movement.