Cathy Ramey

Associate Editor

Cathy Ramey has served as a board member (1988-1992), Associate Director of Advocates for Life Ministries (1989-present), as well as Associate Editor for Life Advocate magazine (1992-present). Before coming to Advocates for Life Ministries she earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Portland in Oregon, worked in the healthcare field in both a hospital and group home setting, managed a medical staffing office, and most recently, 1982-1989, administered a long-term care facility for over seven years.
Cathy began pro-life activism by praying regularly outside of a local abortion facility in 1986. In 1987 she and a partner targeted high schools as part of a massive educational literature campaign against abortion. In 1988 she began rescuing outside abortion facilities. Between 1990 and 1993 Cathy was involved in lawsuits brought by each of the abortion facilities in her hometown of Portland, Oregon and was incarcerated for refusing to promise not to rescue again at the state's largest abortion facility. She remained in custody for eight months. Cathy is now one of a dozen pro-lifers around the country targeted along with two pro-life organizations by Planned Parenthood Federation out of New York in a RICO/FACE suit seeking $1.4 billion dollars.
In addition to protesting abortion by picketing, rescuing, and sidewalk counseling, Cathy has provided counseling and personal support to many women seeking help through Advocates For Life Ministries. In 1992 she co-organized the first rescue efforts in a former Iron Curtain country, Poland. She has been instrumental in organizing conferences including two which have dealt with the subject of abortifacient birth control. In addition to her regular editing for the magazine, Cathy has edited a number of published books and is a consistent contributor, writing articles; news, commentary, and special features for Life Advocate magazine. She is the author of one of the most frequently requested brochures on birth control (Understanding "Birth Control"-- What Every Christian Counselor Should Know), and is an amateur photographer who is especially in demand for her ability to photograph babies. A number of her photographs have been featured on the cover of Life Advocate as well as inside.
Since 1995, Cathy has been engaged in graduate work through Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. She is hoping to finish her masters of divinity degree and go on to a Th.M. or Ph.D. program in theology and pastoral care with an emphasis on bioethical concerns. In addition to her other work, Cathy established and is director of the Christian Center for Bioethics, currently funded through Advocates for Life Ministries. She is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, a recipient of the Arthur B. Whiting award for Excellence in Biblical Literature, and was a delegate to the 1996 World Congress of Families held in Prague, the Czech Republic.