Whereas, James Bopp, has faithfully served the National Right to Life Committee for 35 years as General Counsel and has appeared before the United States Supreme Court on several occasions to defend the right to life and the right of pro-life citizens to exercise their freedom of speech; and
Whereas, James Bopp founded and served as President of the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled (1984-2010), whose mission is to protect the rights of indigent persons who has disabilities or serious medical needs to secure essential medical treatment, regardless of age, health, function or condition of dependency or disability, and to protect the rights of persons of disabilities to secure personal assistance services and access to care and treatment;
Whereas, James Bopp has conducted countless workshops and given insightful reports to the NRLC Board of Directors to assist the various affiliates to work within existing law and work within their states to improve laws affecting their work; and
Whereas, James Bopp has successfully represented several state affiliates in courts when state laws place undo and unconstitutional burdens upon their efforts.
Therefore be it resolved that the National Right to Life Board of Directors sitting in Dallas, Texas on June 26, 2013 expresses its gratitude to James Bopp for his enormous contribution to the protection of innocent human life and for his 35 years of service as general counsel to the National Right to Life Committee.