Respect Life Office

Knowing that every human person has equal,
God-given dignity, we promote respect for life in all stages.

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“We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.” -Pope Benedict XVI

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Latest News

A divided court examines Louisiana abortion restrictions

In oral arguments March 4, the Supreme Court justices expressed mixed views about a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital and if the abortion providers have the legal standing to challenge the state law on behalf of their patients.

Maryland March for Life puts focus on debate over assisted suicide bills  

Hundreds of people rallied through the streets of Annapolis Feb. 24 for the annual Maryland March for Life, urging more state-level restrictions on abortion and opposing a bill that would make doctor-assisted suicide legal in the state.

Remains of aborted babies now in final resting place in Indiana cemetery

A cold, gray, wintry day in South Bend seemed like an appropriate setting for the burial of 2,411 aborted babies, whose remains were interred in Southlawn Cemetery in the city Feb. 12.

New head of pro-life outreach takes helm as wall separates two sides of moral divide

One of America’s biggest cultural and moral divides is about to be embodied in a shared wall of two Baltimore buildings with very different missions.

Trump highlights pro-life, school choice issues in State of the Union

Less than two weeks after pro-life leaders welcomed President Donald Trump to the speakers' platform at the Jan. 24 March for Life on the National Mall, these leaders were praising a call he issued in his State of the Union address Feb. 4 that Congress immediately ban late-term abortion.

March for Life vies to become the other ‘Women’s March’

The women at the March for Life said it was important to stress that women’s rights don’t have to be synonymous with abortion rights.