Rita Diller, STOPP National Director

Rita Diller is the National Director of American Life League's Stop Planned Parenthood project.

As National Director, Rita is responsible for leading American Life League's effort against Planned Parenthood in the United States. She is the managing editor of the Wednesday STOPP Report and is responsible for overseeing research on Planned Parenthood and supplying detailed information about PP to pro-lifers all across the country.

Rita serves as a consultant to many groups and shares with those fighting Planned Parenthood the successful techniques that have been developed across the country.

Rita has more than 26 years experience across the spectrum of pro-life work, including 12 years as Respect Life Director for the Diocese of Amarillo, working closely with Bishop John Yanta. While in Amarillo, she trained volunteers and established weekly prayer vigils at PP centers; challenged PP at every turn -- in the media, on the streets, at their meetings, fundraisers, educational events, in community organizations, before the city council; and educated their supporters and the community at large about the PP agenda. At the end of the 12 year campaign to expose Planned Parenthood in the Amarillo area, 19 PP facilities had shut down and the remaining two disaffiliated from the Planned Parenthood Federation.

In addition to her work against Planned Parenthood, while in Amarillo Rita was Editor-in-Chief of the diocesan newspaper; established all the ancillary pro-life ministries: Rachel's Vineyard; Gabriel Project; Blessing Blanket Project; end of life outreach and resources; Youth for Life; the annual Pilgrimage to the Cross in Groom and Lock-in for Life for teens; pro-life educational outreach; and advocacy for pro-life initiatives and legislation.

Prior to her work in Amarillo, Rita was active in the pro-life community in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was on the initial board of directors of the first Gabriel Project to be established in the United States; was a volunteer counselor and officer of Birthright; was volunteer director of Hope House, a home for women in crisis pregnancy situations; was a sidewalk counselor for many years at the abortion mills in Corpus Christi, where she witnessed many miracles and God's mercy in sparing the lives of many babies. With the blessing and under the watchful eye of Bishop René Gracida, she participated in Body of Christ Rescues, and following the cessation of rescues, participated in weekly prayer vigils at the abortion centers. After years of prayer and perseverance by Corpus Christi pro-lifers, the 2 major abortion mills closed and one remaining abortion facility in an OB/GYN office temporarily closed.

In her professional work, Rita received a degree in Court Reporting from Southwest Business College in Plainview, Texas, in 1978. She was certified by the State of Texas to report in all the Courts in the state and was the official court reporter for the 105th Judicial District Court in Nueces, Kleberg and Kenedy Counties of Texas. She later worked as a freelance court reporter, eventually starting her own court reporting firm, Affiliated Court Reporters.