NATIONAL PRO-LIFE NEWS
Virginia Pro-Life Group Names Veteran Activist as New Director
by Steven Ertelt
June 24, 2003
Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) — The Virginia Society for Human Life has named veteran pro-life advocate Eileen Roberts as its new Executive Director.
Roberts has worked since 1987 helping women in crisis pregnancy situations and in advancing pro-life legislation to protect mothers and their children. Most recently she was executive director of the Rappahannock Pregnancy Help Center in Fredericksburg.
VSHL President Brenda Fastabend said her organization was blessed to have Roberts aboard and will benefit from her expertise and experience.
Roberts became involved in the movement following her 14-year-old daughter’s secret out-of-town abortion. The young girl suffered physical damage from the abortion requiring surgery for which a parent’s written consent was required.
Eileen and her husband were responsible for paying the medical bills that followed and they totaled $27,000.
In 1988, Eileen Roberts formed Mothers against Minors’ Abortions (MAMA) has spoken in numerous state legislatures across the country to speak on behalf of parental involvement laws.
In September 2001, she shared her personal story before Congress in support of the "Child Custody Protection Act." The proposal would make it a federal offense to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion in order to circumvent a state law requiring parental involvement or consent laws.