‘Ultimate Advocate for Babies’: pro-life pioneer, co-founder of the American Life League has died

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Paul Brown, a longtime leader in the pro-life movement, died on November 4 at the age of 83.

He co-founded the nation’s first national pro-life political action committee, the Life Amendment Political Action Committee. Brown’s group focused on pro-abortion lawmakers, who helped bring about the solid defeat of Senators George McGovern (SD), Senator Birch Bayh (IN), and Senator John Durkin (NH) in the 1980 election.

Brown helped grow American Life League, the oldest grassroots organization for the education and advocacy of life in favor of life. His knowledge and skills were used to help grow the organization through fundraising.

And he was inspired to defeat pro-abortion politicians, especially those who claimed to be Catholic but advocated abortion in violation of church doctrine.

The American Life League is mourning death of Brown, husband of President and cofounder Judie Brown, father of Executive Vice President Hugh Brown and grandfather of Katie Brown, director of the league’s Marian Blue Wave project.

“Paul was the man with the vision … the driving force that provided the oxygen that makes the work of the American Life League possible,” said Jim Sedlak, executive director of the American Life League, “He was the last advocate of children “.

Judie described her husband as an “extraordinary man who had an immense heart, a very wise outlook and the intellect of a titan”.

And she noted that many called her husband the “pro-life stranger”, but to her he was “the wind under my wings”. The couple have been married for 53 years.

In addition to his wife, Paul leaves behind his three children and twelve living grandchildren.

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