"Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being." Donum Vitae (The Gift of Life), introduction #5
The Catholic Church defends human life from conception to natural death because it is God's law. This is not a novel teaching of the Church. The giving and taking of life is the domain of God alone, and no one may take upon himself or herself the decision of terminating another's life, most especially the life of those who cannot speak for themselves, or who may be impeded by age, illness, or circumstance.
"Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life." Catechism of the Catholic
For more information on how you can help the cause of Respect Life, contact Cheryle at 795-3029.
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." - Jeremiah 1:5
Resources for Life:
Birthright:www.birthright.org– Are you pregnant and in need of help?Birthright is here to help you.Lots of information on the website.
Birthright of Charleston - 1365 Ashley River Rd.; 843-556-4403
Lowcountry Pregnancy Center – 843-553-3505
Project Rachel: Post-abortion Healing – www.hopeafterabortion.com – Wonderful website to help women find healing after an abortion.Includes prayers for healing and more.
Rachael’s Vineyard: www.rachelsvineyard.org – Weekend retreats for women who are seeking post-abortion healing.You may also call toll free – 877 HOPE 4 ME (877 467 3463).
Silent No More:www.silentnomoreawareness.org – Women helping women after an abortion. Also has a link for men who suffer the effects of this tragedy.“The Silent No More campaign gives a voice to women who have too long been ignored. . . . women deserve better choices.”