Respect Life


For Kids 

What do you think children would say when asked about the reality of abortion?

Valuing Life from the Start

It’s never too early to educate children about the sanctity of human life—to help them understand that each person, born and preborn, is valuable. Through age-appropriate activities and discussions, teach your children—from toddler to teen—that every life matters.

Access a copy of the Valuing Life PDF.


For Parents & Teachers

Learn more about the History of Abortion. 
Find out why men are not merely innocent bystanders when it comes to abortion but they hold the power to end it.


For those of us who recognize the inherent dignity in every life, this is a sobering and distressing reality. But there is no reason to give up hope. There are still ways in which we can be actively pro-life despite the legal restrictions in place, or currently being reformed.


Join host Dave Sterret and abortion survivor Angela Balderez for a conversation about abortion, life, and adoption.


Stephanie Gray: Abortion: from controversy to civility 
Stephanie Gray, internationally renowned speaker and author, applies the Socratic method and storytelling to the debate surrounding abortion.  She invites the audience to be “pro-conversation” on a topic that can be one of the most divisive, and demonstrates that it is possible to be gracious and respectful when encountering different ideas.

For pregnancy help in California:

Call Options United at 1-877-398-7734

There are so many wonderful resources for pregnant and parenting families. Options United refers to all the pregnancy resource centers in Southern California. These centers can help connect pregnant women with medical care, insurance, housing, food, baby items, maternity clothes, childcare, and more.


Get Involved

Share the App for Life​
There is a 24-48 hour time frame when a woman decides to keep her child or have an abortion. Options United’s mobile App for Life sends users an urgent prayer alert, asking for your prayers right at the crucial moment so you can send grace to mothers, fathers and children in need. Download the App for Life on your smartphone by searching “Options United App for Life” in Google Play or on the App Store. The App for Life also lists services throughout Southern California, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes, NFP, and post-abortion healing. Use our Leader’s App GuideFlyerPostcard, and Pulpit and Bulletin Announcement​ to share information about the App for Life at your parish. Watch this video for more information on how to use the App for Life.


Pray with 40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life holds peaceful, prayerful vigil outside abortion facilities. During their Lent and Fall Campaigns, participants fast and pray for the end to abortion and the conversion of hearts. This beautiful witness has helped over 12,200 mothers and fathers choose life for their unborn children, and assisted many abortion workers in leaving the industry! Sign up your parish to pray with 40 Days for Life in one of the many locations throughout the Archdiocese.


Join a Sidewalk Advocacy Program
Sidewalk Advocates for Life offers peaceful, prayerful support outside of abortion facilities for women facing unplanned pregnancy. They provide comprehensive training to help compassionate individuals advocate for women.


Share Healing After Abortion
By Your Side LA is the Archdiocese’s official ministry journeying with women and men affected by abortion. By Your Side is a comprehensive, bilingual ministry that includes a beautiful website, professional call center, trained lay Merciful Companions, and referrals to healing resources including sacraments, retreats, support groups, bible studies, mental health professionals, and more. We want to be by the side of each person journeying from pain following abortion to a new place of forgiveness and peace. Learn more at


Join the Catholic Legislative Network
Sign up for the Catholic Legislative Network’s email alerts so you can raise your voice in the California legislature for pregnant and parenting families and their children born and unborn.


Join Human Life Action
Sign up for Human Life Action’s email alerts to be activated to support unborn children and their mothers and fathers in the nation’s capitol.


Educate Students with Respect Life Week Curriculum
Our annual Respect Life Week includes information for TK-12 about pregnancy, parenting, pro-life issues, and post-abortion healing.


Support Adoption and Children in Foster Care
A great way to build up the cause for life is to care for the children in need in our midst.


Start a Students For Life Group at Your School
If your school doesn’t yet have a pro-life group, you can start one with help from Students for Life of America. They also have great resources to support existing student groups.

Educate Your Ministry on Pro-life Apologetics
Equal Rights Institute​
Learn how to speak compassionately and persuasively about abortion. ERI has great information on how to speak about the difficult topic of abortion by seeking to listen and understand first, and truly seek truth with your conversation partner.

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