Respect Life Ministry

The Respect Life Ministry is dedicated to promoting an awareness for the respect of all life from conception to natural death. We meet monthly to pray the rosary at Planned Parenthood, support local crisis pregnancy centers, distribute pro-life literature and other handouts in accordance with the Magisterium, and have evenings of Eucharistic Adoration for Life every few months.

On-Going Events

Year-round there is now a Wednesday prayer vigil outside the Chandler Planned Parenthood on Alma School Road from 9am until noon. It has been going since the end of the Fall 40 DFL and has had good attendance. No sign-ups necessary — a drop-in vigil.

Pro-Life Organizations

Aid To Women's Center - Tempe, AZ

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.

1st Way Pregnancy Center

www.1stway.org

1st Way is a life-affirming, faith-based non-profit corporation that operates on private donations and funding. Our mission is to provide support and assistance to women and girls that are unexpectedly pregnant. We are also committed to supporting these women beyond their pregnancy through education and material support. We provide this assistance free-of-charge to anyone who is in need, regardless of personal history or religious beliefs. We hold ourselves to the highest professional standards of compassionate care and maintain a safe, confidential environment.

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.

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.