God loves each human life from the instant of his or her conception and entrusts this gift to the protection of a mother and father. The Church has consistently taught that every human life is sacred; therefore, every intentional abortion is gravely wrong. Abortion ends the life of a child and offends God. It also deeply wounds the women and men involved.
The following resources are all provided for free download in various formats. For a full listing of printed resources available to order on this topic, please visit our Respect Life Store.
If someone you know is suffering after abortion, find help through Project Rachel Ministry.
Several articles are available covering a wide range of topics related to abortion. These articles serve as educational resources that can be used in parishes, schools, and ministries to share the truth about abortion and its devastating effects.
Browse our list of titles:
The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities regularly produces fact sheets with the most up-to-date information on abortion and current policy initiatives. A full listing of these resources can be found by visiting usccb.org/prolife/abortion.
Featured Fact Sheet:
The Truth About Abortion & Women's Health
This one-page resource dispels the many myths which claim restrictions on abortion will limit women's access to life-saving care. This resource can be printed in parish bulletins, included in newsletters, shared on social media, and more in order to help educate Catholics about these false claims.
PRAYERS & INTERCESSIONS
Prayer is the basis of all our efforts to build a culture of life. Prayer resources are provided to help Catholics pray for an end to abortion and the protection of all human life.
Prayers & Liturgical Resources
Browse our list of prayer resources including novenas, rosaries, Holy Hours, and blessings:
Additional prayers can be found usccb.org/pro-life-prayer.
The provided intercessions are appropriate for use during Mass in the Prayer of the Faithful throughout the year. Intercessions can also be printed in parish bulletins, included in regular parish Holy Hours or rosaries, shared in digital newsletters, posted on social media, and more.
Graphics are available for free download and use on social media, in parish bulletins and websites, in newsletters and advertisements, and any other way that may be helpful to you.
Each image is provided in English and Spanish and can be downloaded directly. If you need files in a different format, please email email@example.com.
The provided homily considerations are designed to help priests and deacons address the important, sensitive topic of abortion with clarity and authentic compassion that affirms the dignity both of women and of their children.