Since 1984, 19 Women’s Care Centers have been founded throughout the United States.
The purpose of these nonprofit centers, along with the Catholic Charities organization affiliated with them, is to offer unwed mothers a safe, nonjudgmental place to receive the counseling and prenatal care they require. One such center opened on March 1, 2012, in Hammond, Indiana, an area which has the highest number of abortions in the state.
“We are proud and happy to be in this effort for choice,” Catholic Charities chairman Daniel Lowry told the Gary Diocese. “This is an opportunity for women to make the right choice—God’s choice—at a difficult time in their life.”
Gary Bishop Dale J. Melczek adds, “Every human being has value, but how do we act on that? You’re helping those in difficult situations. This is not just professing faith, but action.”
Life, especially new life, is one of God’s most precious gifts. May we never cease to see the value in living every day.
For it was You who formed my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13)
Lord, may we strive to protect the sanctity of life.