Operation Rescue, which describes itself as "more of a movement than an organization," was established in 1986 by Randall Terry, who resigned from Operation Rescue in 1990, and Operation Rescue West "principle board members Rev. Joseph Foreman and Ken Reed." Operation Rescue claims leadership in "the largest social movement involving civil disobedience in American history." 
- Troy Newman, "Operation Rescue Vows to Risk Arrest to Feed Terri Schiavo," Operation Rescue web posting, March 18, 2005.
- "Operation Rescue West Loses Tax-Exempt Status," Feminist Daily News Wire (Feminist.org), September 15, 2006.