Right to Life Owensboro — a local nonprofit that strives to preserve the sanctity of human life — has been a part of the Owensboro community for nearly 50 years. Founded by Virginia Corley, the group seeks to educate the community and future generations about the “dignity and worth of each human life.”
Corley created the organization in 1973 following the passage of Roe v. Wade, the novel Supreme Court Case which legalized abortion in the United States. The organization receives no government funding, relying solely on private donations.
For the last 7 years, Stacey Davis has served as the mission’s executive director and considers it an honor to dedicate her days to preserving human life.
“Our mission is to educate the public on the dignity and worth of each human life, whatever the circumstances may be; this includes all persons from the moment of conception until natural death,” Davis said. “We are able to spread the pro-life mission due to the generosity of donations.”
Support from the community has allowed the organization to grow over the years, something they don’t take lightly.
“We are honored to be a part of a community that supports us and the pro-life cause,” Davis said. “We are excited to work alongside other nonprofits to make Owensboro a better place.”
Right to Life presently hosts four events annually, including a chili supper at Blessed Mother Catholic Church and a golf scramble at Ben Hawes. The group also hosts the Walk for Life in September and a banquet at the Owensboro Convention Center in October.
They are also the charter organization for American Heritage Girls, a Christian-based organization similar to the Girl Scouts. Davis said that American Heritage Girls centers all of their teaching and activities around Christ.
For more information about Right to Life Owensboro, search them on Facebook or Instagram, or visit their website here. The group is currently searching for board members and business sponsors for next year.
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