Respect Life Initiative

The Respect Life Initiative is dedicated to promoting awareness for the respect of all life from conception to natural death.

We meet often to pray the rosary at Planned Parenthood, support local pregnancy centers and distribute pro-life literature and other handouts in accordance with the Magisterium. We have evenings of Eucharistic adoration & a Rosary for the unborn every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 6:30pm in the Chapel.

Links to Local Pro-Life Ministries

1st Way Pregnancy Center

www.1stway.net

1st Way Pregnancy Center is a non-profit corporation that functions under the principles of life and marriage of the Catholic Church and operates on private donations. 1st Way provides free resources which support life afirming choices. This is accomplished through a loving and non-judgmental approach with counseling, education and practical services. Free servcies include: pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound imaging, options counseling (for women & men), education classes (for women & men), material support and community referrals.

Maggie's Place

www.maggiesplace.org

Maggie's Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for expectant women who wish to achieve their goals in a dignified atmosphere. Following Catholic social teaching, we recognize that we are responsible to and for one another. We challenge each other to strive toward personal growth, to welcome the gift of every person that enters our door, and to promote positive social change.

Arizona Right to Life

www.azrtl.org

A non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)4 organization, Arizona Right to Life is committed to articulating and protecting the right to life of all human beings, born and unborn. This is accomplished by educating people on the value of every human life and by promoting and supporting pro-life legislation, public policy and elected officials. Arizona Right to Life is the oldest, largest and strongest pro-life organization in the State of Arizona.

Aid to Women Center

www.aidtowomencenter.org

Aid to Women Center is a pro-life, Catholic based pregnancy resource center. We offer resources and compassionate care for those facing unplanned pregnancy, or pregnancy under “less than desirable” circumstances. Our goal is to educate, support, and encourage women and families about healthy options for pregnancy, such as parenting and adoption, while providing education on abortion risks.

Our complete scope of services includes pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, comprehensive prenatal care, basic women’s health services, post abortion support, peer counseling, resources and referrals. We offer an Earn While You Learn Program for all pregnant clients to participate in earning needed diapers, baby clothes, other baby items and furniture. AWC also provides STI testing, treatment, and education for men and women.

Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC)

www.azcatholicconference.org

The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is the public policy agency for the Diocese of Gallup, the Diocese of Phoenix, and the Diocese of Tucson

Life Choices Women’s Clinic and Hope Mobile Clinic

www.Pro-LifeArizona.com

Life Choices and Hope Ultrasound Mobile Unit have merged operations and we are now one organization. By joining forces, we are able to provide both pregnancy and medical services in our two clinic locations, and on the Hope Mobile Clinic which allows us to travel to locations throughout the valley to serve even more women where they live. The financial, volunteer, referral, and prayer support we receive allows us to reach women who lack access to basic medical care, especially those considering abortion.

Center for Arizona Policy

www.azpolicy.org

Center for Arizona Policy is a nonprofit research and education organization committed to promoting and defending the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious liberty.

Links to National Pro-Life Organizations

40 Days for Life

www.40daysforlife.com

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.

LIFE Runners

wwww.liferunners.org

LIFE Runners is the world's largest Pro-Life running/walking team with chapters all over the world, including one here in Gilbert, AZ. Teammates are united with the bold blue “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” jersey, impacting heart and minds for saving lives. The mission of LIFE Runners is to pray, fundraise, and run/walk as a Team until we Cross the finish line that ends abortion…All In Christ for Pro-Life!

Priests For Life

www.priestsforlife.org

Priests for Life has come to signify two distinct but related movements within the wider pro-life movement. On one level, as described below, Priests for Life refers to a very specific effort to galvanize the clergy to preach, teach, and mobilize their people more effectively in the effort to end abortion and euthanasia. On another level, Priests for Life represents a family of ministries that reach and enrich every aspect of the pro-life movement, for clergy and laity alike, in a wide variety of activities. This has come to pass precisely because priests are not ordained for themselves, but for the people. So in activating clergy, we are activating all the segments of the Church, the pro-life movement, and the wider society in the defense of life.

Rachel's Vineyard Ministries

www.rachelsvineyard.org

Rachel's Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites around the world. We also offer a 15-week support group model for Rachel's Vineyard. Rachel's Vineyard is a ministry of Priests for Life.

American Life League

www.all.org

American Life League is a 501(c)(3) organization co-founded in 1979 by Judie Brown and nine other dedicated pro-life Americans. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life education organization in the United States. ALL is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. It is rooted in pro-life integrity that stands up for every innocent human being whose life is threatened by what Pope John Paul II called "the culture of death." That ranges from the single cell human embryo to the elderly, the infirm and others at risk of having their life terminated by acts of euthanasia. The pro-life position notes that neither abortion nor euthanasia can ever be medically necessary or morally permitted.

Abort73.com / Abortion Unfiltered

www.Abort73.com

Motivated by our Christian calling to establish justice, to expose evil injustices, to minister to the needy and helpless, and to extend love to every human person, Abort73.com aims to expose the practice of abortion as an injustice of historic proportions. We believe the best way to do so is to persistently, creatively, and comprehensively educate individuals (esp. students) with the massive body of evidence that stands against it. We strategically target a young audience (e.g., high school and college students) and are taking full advantage of the technology available to educate as many people as possible (i.e., the internet). We think it is good and necessary to use both secular and theological arguments to make our case against the practice of abortion. Since abortion claims the lives of thousands of the helpless unborn everyday and millions every year, we cannot do nothing.

Children of God for Life

www.cogforlife.org

World Leaders of the Campaign for Ethical Vaccines, Medicines and Consumer Products. Their major current project is notifying the public about vaccines derived from aborted fetal tissue.

Susan B. Anthony List

www.sba-list.org

The Susan B. Anthony List team fights for the election of women and men who will fight for life. We fight for laws that safeguard the innocent, and we develop research to demonstrate the good that flows from society from their protection.

Pro-Life News Report

www.lifenews.com

LifeNews.com is an independent news agency devoted to reporting news that affects the pro-life community. With a team of experienced journalists and bloggers, LifeNews.com reaches more than 500,000 pro-life advocates each week via its web site, email news reports, social networking outreach and weekday radio program.

LifeNews.com also acts as a service provider to furnish news content to media that share the pro-life perspective. The topics covered by LifeNews.com include abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia, bioethics issues such as human cloning and stem cell research, campaigns and elections, and legal and legislative issues.