Longtime, pro-life leader Paul Brown dies at 83

Paul and Judie Brown with Ronald Reagan

Paul Brown, a longtime leader in the pro-life movement and husband of Judie Brown, chief of the American Life League, has died at the age of 83.

Brown was a hero in the pro-life movement for many years, co-founding the first national pro-life political action committee, the Life Amendment Political Action Committee, and he worked to target pro-abortion lawmakers, working against, in 1980, Sens. George McGovern of South Dakota, Birch Bayh of Indiana and John Durkin of New Hampshire.

A father and grandfather, Brown passed away on Nov. 4, with his family by his side.

“Paul was the man with the vision…the driving force providing the oxygen that makes American Life League’s work possible,” said Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League, “He was the ultimate advocate for babies.”

A longtime strategist for the pro-life movement, he encouraged development of life advocacy political action committees, and expanded later into fundraising for the American Life League.

One of his goals was to battle pro-abortion politicians, especially those who claimed to be Catholic but advocated for abortion in violation of church teaching.

Brown’s colleagues have described him as “a man who never met a problem or a challenge he would not face head on and overcome by sheer wit, and sometimes real grit!”

Judie Brown recalled her husband as a “remarkable man who had an immense heart, a very wise perspective, and the intellect of a titan.”

She called Paul “the wind beneath my wings.”

The Browns were married for 53 years. Paul is survived by his wife Judie, three children, and twelve living grandchildren.

The American Life League, launched in 1979, has had as its goal to protect the lives of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death.

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