Resources for Educators: Abortion

Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life. CCC 2270-2275.

“Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his Successors, and in communion with the Bishops of the Catholic Church, I confirm that the direct and voluntary killing of an innocent human being is always gravely immoral.”Evangelium Vitae n. 57.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” Jer. 1:5.

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Dates to Note:

On January 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Roe v. Wade, addressing the issue of abortion, one of the most controversial and politically significant cases in U.S. Supreme Court history.

April: National Post Abortion Healing Awareness Month

November: National Adoption  Month

December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn


Chris Cannon, “Can I Live” (4 minutes )

Love Life

Andrea Boccelli “tells a little story about abortion”

Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth – visualized , Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.) (10 minutes)

Pro-life 101, Michael Martelli. Michael Martelli presents a short seminar on presenting the Pro-Life argument during the 1st Annual 40 Days for Life Youth Outreach Night at Living Hope church in Hanover, MD. (30 minutes)

The Case Against Abortion: Prenatal Development. Science, pictures, video of prenatal development. (3 minutes)

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