Jim Sedlak, ALL Executive Director

James W. Sedlak, M.S.James W. Sedlak, M.S., is executive director of American Life League and a recognized expert on Planned Parenthood. Among Jim's pro-life credits are:

  • Author of PARENT POWER!!
  • Featured on ALL's series on Planned Parenthood (CD & DVD)
  • Primary author of HLI's Deadly Deception on the IPPF.
  • He is also a frequent contributor to American Life League's Celebrate Life Magazine.

    Jim is a featured speaker at numerous statewide pro-life conventions. He presented workshops at national conventions run by American Life League, Concerned Women for America, Human Life International, and Coral Ridge Ministries. Outside the US, Jim has given pro-life talks in Canada, England, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Australia. Jim is listed in several editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

    Jim has been a special one-hour guest on the Dr. Laura radio show. He also made TV appearances on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Mother Angelica's EWTN worldwide network, the MTV Sex in the Nineties series, the 2007 HBO documentary Friends of God, and numerous local and regional TV shows.

    He also appears on numerous local and national radio talk programs including The Bishop's Hour, Truths That Transform, and Point of View. He has a weekly show on Radio Maria and provides commentary on breaking news stories for numerous radio shows and other media.

    In 1993, Jim was identified by Planned Parenthood Federation of America as one of the 15 "most active" fighters against PP sex education programs. In 1995, PPFA featured Jim in two segments of its anti-life film Unholy Alliance.

    Jim and his wife, Michaeleen, reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They have three grown children and 10 grandchildren. Jim holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from Manhattan College (Bronx, New York) and a master of science in industrial administration from Union College (Schenectady, NY). He is a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 4034, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

    In his professional career, Jim taught physics at Marymount High School in New York City. He worked 30 years for the IBM Corporation as a research physicist and manager of its corporate new products release and control methodologies. While working for IBM, he published four invention disclosures, received seven company awards, ran numerous corporate-wide task forces, achieved the position of senior engineer, and was recognized as the corporate expert on the release and control of engineering changes. He retired from IBM in 1993 to devote a full time effort to the pro-life cause.

    In his life, Jim also served as president of a Parent Teachers Organization, was guest lecturer in a course on medical ethics at Mt. St. Mary's College in Newburgh, New York, and from 1986 to 1992 was an annual guest lecturer in ethics courses at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He cofounded and was director of STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood) from 1986 to 1994. He founded and was president of STOPP International from 1994 to 1998, when it merged into American Life League.

    Jim joined the pro-life movement in 1980. Among the honors he received are: the 1984 Dutchess County Right to Life's Pro-Lifer of the Year Award; the 1987 Expectant Mother Care's New York Pro-Life Champion Award; the 1987 Parent's Roundtable's Family Life Award; the 1988 American Life League's Unsung Hero Award; the 1993 Distinguished Service to Life award from pro-lifers in Grand Haven, Michigan; and the 1999 Pro-Life Award from Good Counsel Homes.