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Unborn children are, in the words of Pope Francis, "the most defenseless and innocent among us" (The Joy of the Gospel, 213). According to the World Health Organization, there are on average 120,000 abortions per day globally.
Catholic social teaching clearly includes the unborn child as a person whose dignity, because it is a creation of God, is sacred. Our educational programs and our legislative advocacy are based on the principle of the life and dignity of the human person.
  • Gabriel Project
    Assisting women in their pregnancies
  • Prepares - Pregnancy & Parenting Support
    Prepares is a nurturing response of the Catholic community of Washington State to assist pregnant women, fathers, and their families by walking the journey from the first moment of conception through their child's fifth birthday.
  • Project Rachel
    Showing compassion and forgiveness to women who have had abortions
  • Catholic Life Network
    Working legislatively to ban abortions and to offer alternatives. To join the Catholic Life Network, visit the Washington State Catholic Conference and follow the link to "Join the Network."

Educational Resources & Events
  • Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities
    The Pastoral Plan contains four major "pillars" that the U.S. Bishops have set forth as elements necessary for authentic Catholic pro-life efforts in America: Public Information & Education; Public Policy; Pastoral Care; and Prayer. How is God calling you to serve the Culture of Life?
  • St. Charles Borromeo Spiritual Adoption Ministry
    This parish has developed all the documents needed to establish or enhance a Spiritual Adoption ministry at your parish, school or other location. Spiritual Adoption is a powerful intercessory prayer ministry based on our belief that God will spare a child from abortion when we intercede for that child and her or his family and the circumstances that are leading them to consider abortion. Additional information available at

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