We are heartbroken to share that our founder and Board of Directors member Robert “Bob” E. Winn passed away last night (Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022). Our prayers and love go out to his wife Maria and their family.
As a young attorney, Bob founded New Orleans and Louisiana Right to Life in 1970, three years before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. After learning about the horrors of abortion as other states began legalizing abortion in some cases, Bob, with his wife Maria, called a group of friends together at a dinner party to invite them to help. Since then, Bob fought year in and year out for the lives of unborn babies. Bob was also very focused on fighting against euthanasia and assisted suicide. Without question, Bob’s leadership was critical in making Louisiana a leader in the pro-life movement.
In faith, we know he has been welcomed into heaven, especially by the millions of unborn babies whose lives he dedicated his life to saving.
Bob’s legacy must live on through all of us. He was always a volunteer in his pro-life efforts. Each one of us must continue his life’s work of bringing an end to abortion and protecting every innocent life.
Bob, thank you for your witness and example. We will miss you!