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Family Research Council (FRC) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Abortion Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Few things touch on the sanctity of human life more than the practice of abortion. A pregnancy should not simply be ‘terminated,’ as if it were something impersonal and problematic and it cannot be without physical and emotional consequences. A child in the womb is a distinct, developing, wholly human being, and each time a mother decides or a father pressures to end such a life it is a profound tragedy. Abortion harms the mother as well, and deprives society of the gifts of the unborn. Nevertheless, our laws rarely recognize this, and so FRC [Family Research Council] uses various media to present the intrinsic dignity of unborn human life and the costs of abortion to the public, to lawmakers, and to the courts. The Roe v. Wade decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, declaring abortion to be a constitutional “right,” was without foundation in the text of the constitution and thus was wrongly decided, and we look forward to the day when this grave error will be corrected.”

“Human Life & Bioethics,” www.FRC.org (accessed May 20, 2010)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Family Research Council (FRC) was founded in 1983 as an organization dedicated to the promotion of marriage and family and the sanctity of human life in national policy. Through books, pamphlets, media appearances, public events, debates and testimony, FRC’s team of experienced policy experts review data and analyze proposals that impact family law and policy in Congress and the executive branch. FRC also strives to assure that the unique attributes of the family are recognized and respected through the decisions of the courts and regulatory bodies.”

“About FRC,” www.FRC.org (accessed May 20, 2010)

Mission:

“Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society.”

“Mission Statement,” www.FRC.org (accessed May 20, 2010)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Contact Info:
Phone
202-393-2100
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
www.FRC.org
Quoted in:
Should Abortion Be Legal? – Pro & Con Quotes