Rochester Area
Right To Life
Committee, Inc.

675 Ling Road, Suite 3
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 621-4690


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Life is the right
of every child,

not a special privilege
for the fortunate,
the planned
and the perfect.

"protecting innocent life
from conception
to natural death"

centering on issues around
abortion - infanticide - euthanasia






Question:  Is it really true?  Can abortion leave women wounded?

Answer: Yes.  Women who have had abortions are at risk of both physical and mental/emotional complications. 

The possible physical complications are the same as for any surgery: excessive bleeding, uterine perforation, infection, etc. 

The emotional risks are less well known but no less real.  A partial list of aftereffects could include feelings of sadness, guilt, fear, worthlessness, and depression. Women who have had abortions can find themselves abusing alcohol or drugs to dull their painful feelings.  The women may have problems with relationships, feel remote from the family they love, find themselves unable to bond with their children. 

Nightmares/sleep disturbances can leave women exhausted.

Women who have an abortion because their boyfriend threatened to leave are devastated when, frequently, he leaves anyway.  The abortion has changed her and changed their relationship. (

Worth noting is that abortion harms responsible men, too.  A responsible man wants to protect his children, and an abortion, which he is powerless to prevent, deprives him of the chance to protect them. Men can have painful  aftereffects just like women. (

For more information on physical and psycho-social consequences:

If you are pregnant, please speak with the people at a pregnancy center.  They are waiting for your call.  They care about both you and your child and can help you find resources. Local Rochester pregnancy centers include Place of Hope, Focus, Crossroads, Birthright, Women's Care Center, and Embracing Options.

If your pregnancy and abortion are in the past and you are having difficulty “getting on with your life” there are post-abortion programs that have helped many people.  A pregnancy center can put you in touch with them.

There are pregnancy options that are good for both mother and child.

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What's new?  

Pro-life billboards in Rochester           August 2015

New York Times: overpopulation not a problem after all        August 2015
Belgian doctors “killing patients who have not asked to die”      August 2015
Congratulations West Virginia     August 2015



Surrogacy goes south to Mexico  November 2014
RIP Sandra Cano of Doe v. Bolton   November 2014
LIFE Runners at 5K      November 2014
Brit Hume: "The Moral Case for Defending Life"            February 2014  


Action Alerts:  Keep a careful eye on candidates who run for office.  Their views will determine the legislation that will be up for debate in the future.

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RARTL  newsletter LifeLines
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2014  spring  summer  fall  winter
2013  spring  summer  fall  winter
2012   spring summer  fall  winter

Events of interest to pro-lifers:

New York State Right to Life Convention in Rochester  October 17.  Register now for an exciting program.  Go to  or call 518-434-1293

 See the details.

General Info in this Web site.   Current features: 

Abortion changes in Russia        March 2015
World Health Organization: cheaper vs. safer      March 2015
Palliative care concerns in Canada      March 2015
Duck Dynasty and cleft palate     November 2014
Remember Savita in Ireland?    November 2014
More India data on abortion and breast cancer          November 2014
Obamacare: Federally subsidized abortion    November 2014
Personhood needs state laws            November 2014

Local Food for Thought:
Father Marcellus  "Calling Evil Good"  December 2010
Walter Toot on bonds. November 2010

The Butterfly Circus  -  Impactful endorsement of the value of human life.  Watch this video!  December 2010

Stages of Life - Potential resources for special needs.  From pregnancy or post-abortion help in Rochester or elsewhere, to help for the newborn or terminally ill, or the frail elderly.

Self-Education via the Rochester RTL library.   Do your research here.Reference Materials  We keep past newsletters and U.S., New York, and Monroe County government statistics.  Books for sale, pamphlets for free, and educational material which can be loaned. (Also accurate fetal models.)

About Us.  We've also got a disclaimer - to say what we're not!  And, by the way, we do not condone violence in any form, not against adults, children, the newly born or the unborn.

Archive.   The stories that we just can't bring ourselves to delete.

How you can help.

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