November 19, 2021

American Life League Founder Paul Brown Dies at 83

Paul Brown with his wife, Judie Brown
On November 4, American Life League (ALL) founder Paul Brown passed away at the age of 83.

Paul and his wife Judie, the current ALL president, co-founded ALL in 1979 with the help of other pro-life activists. ALL is the oldest Catholic pro-life education organization in the US. It aims to protect all innocent human beings, including the unborn, the elderly, and the infirm. ALL does this by “providing TRUTH-based educational materials and opportunities, inspiring and equipping generations to act for GOD and LIFE, and protecting and caring for the most vulnerable among us — the defenseless, the hurting, the lost, and the despairing.”

ALL executive director Jim Sedlak issued a statement after Brown's passing. “Husband, father, grandfather, and pro-life hero, Paul Brown passed away on November 4, 2021, with his family by his side,” Sedlak wrote. “[Brown] was the man with the vision… the driving force providing the oxygen that makes American Life League’s work possible. He was the ultimate advocate for babies.”

In her own tribute, Judie wrote, “His wisdom and talents were one of a kind, and if it had not been for his investment in our work, I honestly do not think American Life League would have survived and grown,” she said. “This is why I agree with the wonderful pro-life gentleman who wrote, ‘The babies will be waiting with open arms for you, Paul, and they will never stop singing your praises.'”

Paul is survived his wife, three children, and 12 grandchildren.