Hoos for Life at the University of Virginia is committed to upholding the dignity of human life, particularly that of the unborn. As a community of students, we believe that the destruction of those most innocent and vulnerable individuals is an aggressive and destabilizing attack on society. The right to life–and the promotion of the culture of life–is the foundational principle from which all other human rights follow.
Hoos for Life was founded with a twofold purpose: to expose the truth about abortion to the UVA student body, and to serve the needs of UVA students who are facing unexpected pregnancies. Our members seek to achieve a sensitive and informative presence on grounds.
In its early stages, Hoos for Life focused on educational events and speakers. Hoos for Life has hosted events with post-abortive parents, survivors of abortions, and abortion doctors. Dr. Alveda King (niece of Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights activist), Abby Johnson, Dolores Meehan, as well as representatives from Feminists for Life, Virginia Society for Human Life, and Students for Life of America have spoken at University events in the past.
Hoos for Life is not religiously affiliated. It seeks to derive its official conclusions about the origins of life from scientific evidence.
Although this organization consists mainly of members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.
“The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” ~Thomas Jefferson, 1809