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Project Rachel — a confidential ministry of hope and healing for women and men who have suffered abortion
 

Respect Life Resources
  • Evangelium Vitae – The Gospel of Life — The 1995 papal encyclical by Pope John Paul II reaffirming the Church’s teachings on the sanctity of human life at its every stage
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Activities
  • Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activites — This plan “contains four major ‘pillars’ that the bishops have set forth as elements necessary for authentic Catholic pro-life efforts in America”
  • Hope After Abortion — Resources for those grieving a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child after abortion
  • Entering Canaan Retreats — a ministry of healing from abortion
  • Lumina — news and resources for those healing from abortion
  • Catholic Medical Association — “a national, physician-led community of healthcare professionals that informs, organizes, and inspires its members, in steadfast fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church”
  • National Associataion of Catholic Nurses — This association “gives nurses of different backgrounds, but with the same Roman Catholic values, the opportunity to promote moral principles within the Catholic context in nursing”
  • End of Life Resources — a website “designed to offer Catholics moral clarity and guidance on the Church’s teachings regarding end-of-life decision making”
Pregnancy Assistance

Services and resources for those struggles with pregnancies or facing unplanned pregnancies

Adverse Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Be Not Afraid — “a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide comprehensive, practical, and peer-based support to parents experiencing a prenatal diagnosis and carrying to term”
  • Isaiah’s Promise — “support for families carrying to term after a severe or fatal prenatal diagnosis”