Incorporated in 1992, LDI was founded by Patricia Pitkus Bainbridge, M.A., and Douglas R. Scott--two dedicated veterans of the Pro-Life Movement. In his book Killer Angel, George Grant wrote that Bainbridge and Scott are "among the finest thinkers, writers, and researchers in the area of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger [Planned Parenthood's founder], and the abortion issue."
Unquestionably one of the world's leading experts on Planned Parenthood, Mrs. Bainbridge is Director of the Respect Life Office for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford, Illinois. She had previously served as a chapter leader and New York State Coordinator for the Christian Action Council (CAC). Mrs. Bainbridge is a former college professor with a Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology.
Mr. Scott is the author of several books, most notably Bad Choices: A Look Inside Planned Parenthood. He is the former Executive Director of National Right to Life Committee Inc.'s affiliates in the states of Washington and Arizona. He has also served as CAC's Vice President for Public Policy.
Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and another in Education. He is a member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and past president of the Humane Society in the Virginia county where he resides.
In 1989, Mr. Scott founded the Corporate Funding Project (CFP), which focuses on educating corporate officials about the agenda of Planned Parenthood in an effort to convince them to deny financial support to the extremist group. A boycott of corporations that support Planned Parenthood is advocated so those who value human life do not indirectly fund its deadly agenda.