St. Tammany Right to Life

P.O. Box 2606
Slidell, LA 70459


Dr. Ray Larry, President

Michelle Gorney, Vice President

Jim Angel, Treasurer

Natalie Barber, Secretary


Who We Are

St. Tammany Right to Life is a non-denominational 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to promoting life.  St. Tammany RTL became a chapter of Louisiana Right to Life in 1986 with its primary focus on education and legislation.

St Tammany RTL has been a resource for schools by providing speakers to show the fetal development models (rubber models showing in real scale the development of the fetus in the womb) to elementary and high school youth. Working alongside the Crises Pregnancy Centers and many churches, St. Tammany Right to Life members have given countless Pro Life presentations and worked tirelessly on legislation and ensuring that voters are informed regarding candidates’ positions on life issues.

Four annual events are hosted by St. Tammany Right to Life: Life Chains in East and West St. Tammany, which attract 1000-plus people; the St. Tammany Right to Life Oratory Contest for high school juniors and seniors; March for Life in East St. Tammany; and Pro-Life Youth Scholarship awards for graduating St. Tammany parish seniors.  Quarterly meetings are held in February, May, August, and November at different locations in St. Tammany to encourage participation by all members and interested persons passionate about a Pro-Life Louisiana.

The chapter also offers scholarships to PULSE Weekend Immersions and the PULSE Leadership Institute for high school and college students and supports the crisis pregnancy centers.

Please email [email protected] for the next meeting time and place!

Join St. Tammany Right to Life!

It’s easy to become a member. Just download the form by clicking the link below, fill out and mail in. The membership fee is $25 per year.

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Chapter Updates

Jazz It Up for Life: St. Tammany Right to Life is partnering with Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church to host Jazz It Up for Life, a New Orleans-style soiree, on April 6 at the Northshore Harbor Center. Sponsorships and tickets are available for the event. Raffle tickets for a $5,000 Walmart Shopping Spree are also available, and you do not have to be present to win! Learn more about the event at the Jazz It Up for Life website here.

You can also visit the event section of this website for information and links to the event.

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2018 Oratory Contest participants were, from left, Dominick LaLa, Joseph Kelley, Alex Hyde, Joey Hyde, and Savannah Johnson. Kelley won the contast and received a $200 prize.

2019 Pro-Life Oratory Contest: High school juniors and seniors, you are invited to participate in the St. Tammany Pro-Life Oratory Contest on March 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell.

Speeches should be 5-7 minutes on one of the following topics: Abortion, Euthanasia, or Fetal Stem Cell Research. First prize is $200, second prize is $100 and third prize is $50. The winner will advance to the state competition in May in Baton Rouge.

For more information email [email protected]

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2019 Youth Leadership Award Nominations: St. Tammany Right to Life will present pro-life youth scholarships to one or more high school seniors this year, and nomination forms are available by clicking here.

To be eligible for this year’s scholarship, students must be high school seniors at a St. Tammany Parish high school (public, parochial or private) or homeschool and will graduate in May. Students must demonstrate that they have been/are a pro-life advocate in St. Tammany Parish and with Louisiana Right to Life. For instance, participation in the annual Life Chain, Pro-Life Oratory Contest, PULSE camp, or pro-life clubs at school or in the community; volunteer time and support to one of the parish’s two pregnancy resource centers, etc.

To be eligible, a student must have a 2.5 or higher GPA.

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2018 Scholarship Recipients: St. Tammany Right to Life presented its first pro-life youth scholarships in the spring of 2018 to two St. Tammany Parish high school graduates. Joseph Kelley, a graduate of Pope John Paul High School, received a $500 scholarship and crystal flame statue as an outstanding pro-life youth leader. Emily Doucet of Covington, a homeschool graduate, received a $250 scholarship and crystal flame statue.

PJP Graduate Joseph Kelley, center, receives a $500 scholarship and flame statue from St. Tammany Right to Life Vice President Ray Larry and STRTL Secretary Natalie Barber.

Emily Doucet, left, a Covington resident and homeschool graduate, recieves a $250 scholarship and flame statue from St. Tammany Right to Life secretary Natalie Barber, center, and president Carolyn Angel.

2019 Pro-Life Walk: St. Tammany Right to Life sponsored the 2019 Pro-Life Walk at a new location this year. A large group of pro-lifers joined in the fun on Feb. 2 at Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, and celebrated the gift of life!

2018 Pro-Life Walk: About 200 people, including many children, participated in the St. Tammany Right to Life Pro-Life Walk in Slidell on Feb. 18, 2018.