CRU began in the Spring of 2005 as African-American Outreach with Evangelist Alveda King heading up the outreach. She saw need for Black pro-life leaders to work together to get the truth about abortion to the Black community. She eventually became one of the founding members of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition. In 2015, African-American Outreach became Civil Rights for the Unborn. The name was more fitting as we were serving all communities and fighting for the civil rights of the unborn.