Don Cooper began full-time work in the pro-life movement in 2004 with The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) and served under the mentorship of Gregg Cunningham for eight years. Don served as the Operations Manager at CBR’s corporate headquarters in Lake Forest, CA. He managed and oversaw projects for CBR nationally and internationally, and worked in the field on West Coast college campuses conducting pro-life events and projects that reached most of the Pac-12 universities and most of the major Southern California colleges.
Don resigned his position at CBR in April of 2012 and he, his wife Jennifer, and his friend Todd Bullis began World Life. Later that year Don embraced abolitionism and in particular repented of supporting pro-life political candidates who hold to the “rape/incest exception” for abortion. Don is an abolitionist who believes that every Christian, follower of Christ, must be obedient to Christ especially in the realm of loving our most needy and oppressed neighbors.
Don holds to the idea that our opposition of abortion must be done in a way that is always consistent with the Bible where one never sees God’s prophets or Apostles or Jesus Himself compromise with evil to bring about a good.
Don is a pragmatist in the sense that it is most pragmatic to know that God is real and He is active and He honors the efforts of those who proclaim His truth without compromise. Don is an abolitionist.
Don is a graduate of Oregon State University in Electrical Engineering, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in 1988 and Master’s degree in 1997.
Don served in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Power Submarine Officer for five years and later worked for 10 years as a design engineer for technology companies including Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies.
Don has been married to his beautiful and talented wife Jennifer for 28 years. They have six children and currently reside in Portland, Oregon.