Even the most experienced pro-life activist can benefit from this project. Because it matters is designed to further educate those people who recognize the sanctity of human life and act accordingly. Ongoing education on life issues, strategies and how we can better communicate our life-affirming message is beneficial to everyone.
Who Are LDI’s Founders?
LDI was founded by Patricia Pitkus Bainbridge and Douglas R. Scott — two dedicated veterans of the Pro-Life Movement. In his book Killer Angel, author George Grant wrote that Mrs. Bainbridge and Mr. Scott are “among the finest thinkers, writers, and researchers in the area of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger [Planned Parenthood's founder], and the abortion issue.”
Unquestionably one of the world’s leading experts on Planned Parenthood, Mrs. Bainbridge is the past president of Human Life International (HLI) and former director of the Respect Life Office for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford (Ill.). She had previously served as a Chapter Leader and New York State Coordinator for the Christian Action Council (CAC).
Mrs. Bainbridge is a former college professor. She holds a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology.
Mr. Scott has authored several books, most notably Bad Choices: A Look Inside Planned Parenthood. He is the former Executive Director of National Right to Life Committee Inc.’s affiliates in the states of Washington and Arizona. He has also served as CAC’s Vice President for Public Policy.
In 1989, Mr. Scott founded the Corporate Funding Project (CFP), which focuses on educating corporate officials about the agenda of Planned Parenthood in an effort to convince them to deny financial support to the extremist group. A boycott of corporations that support Planned Parenthood is advocated so those who value human life do not fund its deadly agenda — directly or indirectly.
Mr. Scott holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees (Political Science and Education). He is a member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and past president of the Humane Society in the Virginia County where he resides.