Right to Life Advocates

Created in 1974 as a 501(c)(4) corporation, Right to Life Advocates, is a sister organization to Foundation for Life, and was created to serve the greater Houston community on Pro–life issues.

Foundation for Life

Created in 1976, as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, was created to educate the community on pro–life issues following the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in all 50 states regardless of the stage of pregnancy.

First Crisis Pregnancy Center

Foundation for Life opened the first crisis pregnancy center in Houston in 1986 to offer positive alternatives to young women considering abortion.

Maternal Assistance Program

Maternal Assistance provides free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, confidential crisis counseling, resources and other essential items for women in crisis pregnancy situations, including free education classes, workshops and baby and maternity items.

Core Values

Foundation for Life accomplishes its mission through its core values of dignity, kindness, respect and compassion. Our core values help to create an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality. Our counselors recognize each situation and individual as unique and deserving of respect.


  • Lewis E. Berry, Jr. (d)
  • Mary E. Donovan
  • Michael M. Donovan, M.D. (d)
  • Ernest G. Hotze (d)
  • Margaret F. Hotze
  • John J. Hubenak

Board Of Directors

  • Bill Alexander, President
  • Joseph Najarian, Vice President
  • Grimes "Bo" Boatright
  • David Doyle
  • Mary Halbleib
  • John J. Hubenak
  • Judy Najarian

Advisory Committee

  • Patrick J. Finley
  • Reverend Msgr. James Golasinski
  • Teresa Raia
  • Jerry Tomasello

Legal Advisory

  • Richard "Dick" Schmude, Esq., Counsel

Medical Director

  • J. Clayton Young, M.D.


  • Tina Alemany, Case Manager
  • Erin Alexander, Business Manager
  • Elsa Flores, MANPM, Caseworker
  • Joanie Hoffner, Caseworker
  • Emily Ponte, MANPM, Director
  • Connie Scott, Sonographer