Vitae Foundation event to feature former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz

Cosponsored Human Life Act and legislation blocking federal funds to Planned Parenthood


Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz will be the keynote speaker at the Vitae Foundation’s Annual Columbia Pro-Life Event on Tuesday, July 21, at the Holiday Inn Expo Center, 2200 I-70 Drive SW.

The dinner event will begin at 7 p.m.

The Vitae Foundation is a national non-profit organization that uses digital media campaigns to reach women facing unplanned pregnancies.

“I believe all human life is sacred,” Mr. Chaffetz said.

He supports overturning Roe v. Wade. He co-sponsored the Human Life Act and legislation blocking federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country.

Elected to Congress in 2008, Mr. Chaffetz rose to chairman of the powerful House Oversight & Government Reform Committee — only the fifth time in 100 years a three-term representative ascended to such a position.

He left Congress in 2017 and is now a contributor on Fox News Networks and a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Institute of Politics.

Before representing Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, Chaffetz was chief of staff to the governor of Utah, a businessman in his community for 16 years, and a former placekicker on the Brigham Young University football team.

“When Trey Gowdy said we needed to get Jason Chaffetz to come to Columbia, we got right on it!” stated Vitae Senior Market Director Stacey Kromer.

“We knew his pro-life record in Congress spoke for itself, never blinking or hesitating when it came to standing up for women and their unborn babies,” she said. “We can’t wait for our supporters to experience his wit, wisdom and compassion for the mission of Vitae’s important work.”

The event raises funds to promote a culture of life and to help educate women facing unplanned pregnancies about available resources that can assist them in making a life-affirming decision.

Vitae’s Right Brain research and messaging fuels the digital strategies that help Pregnancy Help Centers reach abortion-minded women.

Registration for the event is $100 per person ($70 is tax deductible) and can be made online at or by calling (573) 634-4316.

There will be social distancing steps taken to keep everyone safe.

There is also a $25 livestream option available. Visit Vitae’s website for more details.