Respect Life News
For more information please contact the Respect Life Coordinator Katherine Miller at email@example.com.
WHY SHOULD I PRAY AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD?
BECAUSE IT BRINGS THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO WOMEN WHO ARE IN CRISIS
Our world is difficult and challenging, and many women, when they are with child, are stressed. To know that people are praying about this issue—not judging but praying—has been a comfort to some women who have seen the “40 Days” participants praying on West Street outside of the Annapolis Planned Parenthood, and at other prayer vigils across the nation. How do we know this? They have approached us and told us… that, far from feeling judged or criticized, they took heart at knowing that other people cared.
BECAUSE IT HELPS PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT THEY HAVE OPTIONS
Did you know that 78.3% of women experienced “pressure” to abort their babies, 58.3% chose abortion “to make others happy” and 66% said they knew they were making a mistake? The Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic (at 934 West Street) across the street from Planned Parenthood of Annapolis, offers sonograms, ongoing counseling, and financial/other assistance, to women who are pregnant. If you talk to someone who is considering an abortion, you have more than just “good will” to offer women who are under pressure and afraid. You can turn them to a large group of caring and loving people—at the Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic—who want to help them.
BECAUSE A CHILD IN THE WOMB IS A CHILD OF GOD
Through public witness, we can help people remember that a child’s life is sacred. Abortion is an emotional issue, and one that can bring up hurtful memories for men and women who have been involved in an abortion. For healing after an abortion contact www.project-rachel.net.
Natural Family Planning
Sara Shaffer, CNM and Tracie Severson
Learn how these methods can positively impact your marriage and spiritual life.
You will learn about the science behind and the effectiveness of several methods of NFP.
Sara and Tracie are Holy Family parishioners and members of the Respect Life Committee.
For more information contact Sara Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.