Charitable Research Organizations and Life Issues
The list of charitable research organizations and their corresponding positions on the life issues posted to our website is neither all pro-life nor all anti-life; it is mixed. Unfortunately, most of the charity organizations on our list are marked with the red minus sign. It is simply just a sad fact that most national medical research / advocacy groups support some form of unethical research. There is no listing, to our knowledge, of only pro-life research organizations.
A green positive / plus sign indicates that ALL considers the organization worthy of support from pro-lifers. ALL considers an organization to be pro-life if it is opposed to abortion, human embryonic stem cell and / or aborted fetal body parts research, all forms of cloning, and other attacks against the human person at any stage of development as well as Planned Parenthood Federation and other pro-abortion organizations.
A red negative / minus sign indicates that ALL does not consider the organization worthy of support from pro-lifers. If the organization supports, in any way (theory, advocacy, lobbying, granting and/or research) any offenses to life, it is not considered pro-life. Further, if any organization refuses to answer our inquires, refuses to be clear about its position, and/or attempts to couch its answer in terms of referring to another agency (i.e., federal government branches), it is not considered pro-life.
A plain yellow circle indicates that ALL urges caution when considering support for the organization due to a change in a prior rating. That is, an organization may have previously received a green positive or a red negative because of certain policy positions which are now questionable or cannot be verified.
The rating is based on the organization’s response to written correspondence (regular postal or e-mail), a review of the organization’s website, verifiable news reports, verifiable correspondence forwarded to us by others, and/or a combination of any of these.
We are currently updating our charity list for 2022. Research is an ongoing process, but may be limited by staff and resources at ALL. If you have information (and documentation) about organizations that you would like to see listed, we would be most happy to receive it. Currently, we are not in a position to print our list (it amounts to more than 100 pages). Please check back for updates.