Have you ever wondered what “pro-life” means or what the issues associated with abortion are? What is the Church’s teaching on abortion and what does that mean for you? What is the March for Life, and why do people go year after year, now for forty-three years?
Have you ever had a friend seeking support over a crisis pregnancy, and not known what to say or how to help? Or met someone hurting after an abortion, but did not know where to obtain assistance? Are you hurting or need help?
This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v.Wade, a court case leading to national legalized abortion. In response to this decision, the first March for Life was held on January 22, 1974. “Pro-lifers”, persons who seek protection for the lives of unborn children, had a Rally and March in Washington D.C. Now, 100’s of 1000’s of persons attend the March, from every race, creed and background. Pro-lifers also assist those with crisis pregnancies or suffering from post-abortive trauma; and work for legalized protection of the unborn. Do you here the call?
Consider deepening your understanding of this complicated subject and arming yourself with knowledge. Today there are many resources on abortion and many places to obtain help if in need. Below is just a start…
–See the “Pro-life Resources” on the Links tab.
–Visit Project Rachel of the Arlington Diocese, a post-abortion ministry.
–Ask OLV for a Project Rachel magnetic Bumper sticker, or request one, (here).
–Visit the official March for Life website.
–Watch the Masses for Life, March for Life, Walk for Life West Coast, and other special programs.
–Read Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) written by St. John Paul II.
–Watch Bishop Loverde’s short video: Hurting after abortion: Come Home.
–For post-abortion assistance information, call the confidential Project Rachel help line at 1-888-456-HOPE or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Visit EWTN’s Pro-Life Resources.
–Read Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), by Bl. Pope Paul VI.
–Watch a short Project Rachel video.
–Visit the USCCB website.
–The Life Center of Page Valley, directed by Carolyn Palmer, provides local outreach.
–Pray, seek and find! Reach out to someone if you are need – you are not alone!