October 3, 2014

Respect Life Month: Efforts show how people are building a culture of life across the archdiocese

A man lifts a baby while Crossroads walkers pray in the background in front of Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis on July 26. The young adult Crossroad walkers journeyed on foot from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., this summer in support of respect for life. In the archdiocese, they walked along U.S. 40 across the state, stopping in Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Richmond. (Submitted photo)

A man lifts a baby while Crossroads walkers pray in the background in front of Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis on July 26. The young adult Crossroad walkers journeyed on foot from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., this summer in support of respect for life. In the archdiocese, they walked along U.S. 40 across the state, stopping in Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Richmond. (Submitted photo)

Compiled by Natalie Hoefer

A Planned Parenthood nurse leaves the abortion industry and speaks out against her former employer, the state’s largest abortion provider.

Gabriel Project launches a mobile ultrasound unit.

Indiana legislation is passed, stopping most insurance coverage of abortion in the state.

A Women’s Care Center constructs a facility next to the largest abortion provider in Indiana.

These are just a few of the pro-life-related happenings around central and southern Indiana in 2014.

Each year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recognizes October as Respect Life Month.

In recognition of this focus, The Criterion has compiled pro-life highlights from around the archdiocese over the last 12 months, and lists upcoming pro-life activities scheduled during October.

While it is impossible to list all of the pro-life activities throughout central and southern Indiana in the last year, this Respect Life roundup offers a sampling of the good works going on to serve, as Pope Francis said in his 2013 Day for Life Greeting, “the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, [who] are masterpieces of God’s creation.” †

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