About Us

We believe all human life is sacred and of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from fertilization to natural death. 

Our History

Pro-Life Mississippi, formerly Right to Life of Jackson Educational Foundation, was incorporated on April 26, 1984. The first officers were Ned Walsh, Ruth Ann Williams, Laurie Baker, and Harriet Ashley. On October 10, 1985, PLM was granted tax-exempt status as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. On December 6, 2003, the name was changed to represent the fact that Pro-Life Mississippi is a state-wide organization.

Pro-Life Mississippi is not affiliated with Mississippi Right to Life or the National Right to Life Committee.
Since Pro-Life Mississippi is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit we CANNOT endorse candidates.

Statement of Belief

Pro-Life Mississippi believes the entire Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. We believe God created man in his own image (Genesis 1:26). Because of this, we believe all human life is sacred and of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from fertilization to natural death. (Ps 139) We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (James 1:27)

Our Mission

Pro-Life Mississippi is an organization of diverse and caring Christians. We are drawn together by our commitment to the sanctity of human life from fertilization to natural death. On behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves, we are a voice against abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia in Mississippi.

Our primary mission is to reach the citizens of Mississippi with the truth about these life issues by providing educational materials, pro-life events, and speakers and thus to foster a sanctity of life ethic in the state. Our secondary mission is to take the pro-life message directly to those who threaten innocent human life.

We believe any threat to human life is primarily a spiritual issue. (Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:5; Exodus 20:13). We believe confronting these threats is the responsibility of the church as the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:12-27; James 1:27, Prov. 24:11-12). We are committed to motivating and equipping the churches in Mississippi to actively stand firm against all attacks on innocent human life in all places, including the family, the church, in legislation, and in the public square (Jude 1:22-23; Heb. 10:24; Acts 24:24-25).

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Pro-life Mississippi State Board Executive Officers

Laura Knight

Laura Knight

President

Dr. Beverly McMillan

Dr. Beverly McMillan

Vice-President

Judy Batson

Judy Batson

Board Secretary

Ronald Nederhoed

Ronald Nederhoed

Treasurer

Pro-Life MS State Board Members

Eddie Roberson, Patricia Frazier, Michael Grower, Shelby Hess, Jennifer Dillard, John Ingram, Laura Duran, Kathy Latham, Kirby Smith

Pro-Life Mississippi Office Staff

Tammy Tillman, Office Manager
Janis Lane, District Liaison

Pro-life Mississippi Districts

  • Yellow Counties –  Northwest District was formed on March 19, 2020. The district consists of the following counties: Boliva, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Grenada, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, and Yalobusha. Board Members: President: Kathy Latham, Treasurer: Allyson Worsham, Secretary: Sheila Mitchell, Dr. Lowell Ingram, Angela Tindall, Naomi McCaffrey, and Joan Stewart.
  • Blue Counties – Capital District currently has the same board as the Pro-Life MS State Board. The district consists of the following counties: Hinds, holmes, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Humphreys, Sharkey, Washington, and Warren.

  • Pink Counties – Southwest District The Southwest District was formed on October 22, 2020. The district consists of the following counties: Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Simpson, Walthall, and Wilkinson. Board Members: President: Shelby Hess, Vice President: Brock Burch, Secretary: Brianna Wishart, Treasurer: Corrin Mizell, Trey Hess, and Greg Touchstone.
  • Lavender Counties – Gulf Coast District was formed on February 20, 2020. The district consists of the following counties: Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, and Stone. Board Members: President: Eddie Roberson, Vice President: Angel Middleton, Treasurer: Mary Pelletier, Secretary: Debbie Moran, Roberta Chilimigras, Sandra Roberson, and Tiffany Bell.