South Dakota Right to Life (SDRTL) works, in recognition of our human right to life in South Dakota, through education, legislation, activism, and service. We support measures to reduce and eliminate abortion, euthanasia, and other life-ending procedures.
SDRTL is the official state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee and subscribes to its mission, objectives, and strategies.
SDRTL works with local Right to Life Chapters to further our Mission through pro-life advocacy in communities throughout the state.
SDRTL, along with its chapters and pro-life allies, strives to educate all people with facts about abortion and other right to life issues. We encourage the work of pregnancy care centers and adoption agencies which offer real alternatives to abortion.
SDRTL promotes pro-life legislation at the state and federal level. We inform South Dakota residents of elected officials’ voting records, and the views of political candidates, on right to life issues.
SDRTL is not affiliated with a particular political party or religious group. We welcome all to join us in the defense and protection of human life.
We are committed to our Mission, and we know there is much more to be done. We must work until every human being, from conception until natural death, is valued by society and protected by law.
National Right to Life Endorses President Trump, Senator Mike Rounds, and Representative Dusty Johnson
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life affiliates (like SD Right to Life) and state local chapters, do endorse pro-life President Donald Trump for his re-election.
“As our nation celebrates Independence Day, we are proud to endorse the only presidential candidate who stands for the unalienable right to life,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. “From his first day in office, President Trump and his Administration have been dedicated to advancing policies that protect the fundamental right to life for the unborn, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled.”
One of the president’s first acts in office was to restore the Mexico City Policy, which prevents tax funds from being given to organizations that perform abortions or lobby to change abortion laws of host countries. Later, the president expanded this policy to prevent $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the global abortion industry.
The Trump Administration also cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund because of that agency’s involvement with China’s forced abortion program. President Trump pledged “to veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of innocent human life at any state.”
NOTE: To view a summary of President Trump’s record on the life issues then CLICK HERE.
SD Right to Life, a proud affiliate of National RTL, is honored to announce that National RTL Committee (NRLC) has endorsed the re-election candidacies of both US Senator Mike Rounds and US Representative Dusty Johnson to Congress.
In a statement release on Monday, May 4, 2020, NRTL Committee leadership wrote: “All voters in South Dakota who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of the most vulnerable members of the human family should vote to return...Senator Mike Rounds and Representative Dusty Johnson to Congress...so that, ’they may’ continue to work to advance vital pro-life public policies.”
To view National RTL Committee’s Endorsement Letters, which includes the endorsed candidate's strong Pro-Life Records of accomplishment, then CLICK one or both of the following: