Priests & Pastors
-- I hear your
pain. God hears your pain. He loves you
and calls all of his children to embrace the sanctity
of all human life from conception to natural death.
He will be with you and never leave your side.
are united to Christ through your suffering.
has chosen you to be the mother of this special child.
to our Blessed Mother. She knows your pain and
will wrap you in her mantle.
your baby, talk to your baby, and love your baby like
any mother would.
wonderful memories of this special time while he is
still alive and protected in your sacred womb.
that God can and does perform miracles. Don’t
be afraid to ask, and don’t be afraid to
life is created by God and has a purpose.
special babies bring with them many spiritual gifts
-- If your
baby doesn't make it to term, there is a baptism
-- No matter
how long your baby lives, he will be your child for
Suggestions on what not to
say, (things that may cause confusion and lead a women
to end her pregnancy)….
-- Only you know what is best for you
and your family.
-- This is
between you and God.
-- You need
to keep your own health in mind.
-- This has
got to be hard on your body.
-- What do
you think is the right thing to do?
-- This is
a complicated matter.
-- Follow your
worried about your mental health.
-- Listen to
the doctors and do what you think your heart tells you
-- If your
choice is made with love, it can’t be wrong.
-- In this
case, it is okay to say good-bye early.
Catholic Doctrine on the
dignity of ALL human life
“How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion?
As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind
ourselves that love means to be willing to give until
it hurts.” Mother Teresa ofCalcutta
The Catechism of the Catholic ChurchARTICLE 5: THE FIFTH
"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
Scripture specifies the prohibition contained in the
fifth commandment: "Do not slay the innocent and
the righteous."61 The deliberate murder of an innocent
person is gravely contrary to the dignity of the human
being, to the golden rule, and to the holiness of the
Creator. The law forbidding it is universally valid:
it obliges each and everyone, always and everywhere.
The Gospel of Life (Evangelium
“But since the possibilities of prenatal therapy
are today still limited, it not infrequently happens
that these techniques are used with a eugenic intention
which accepts selective abortion in order to prevent
the birth of children affected by various types of anomalies.
Such an attitude is shameful and utterly reprehensible,
since it presumes to measure the value of a human life
only within the parameters of “normality”
and physical well-being, thus opening the way to legitimizing
infanticide and euthanasia.” (no. 63)
of Catholic Bishops, Critical Decisions: Genetic Testing
and its Implications
“The Church condemns
and will never cease condemning the taking of innocent
unborn life, surely the saddest aggression of our violent
time.” “Catholic clergy and laity must
become knowledgeable about emerging biotechnologies
if they are to help people make the critical decisions
they will inevitably face. Both the Church and the scientific
community, we believe, can benefit from the effort to
harmonize scientific advance with religious insight.
Genetic testing is an important tool, but many will
suffer if wisdom and sound morality do not guide its
The support, information and encouragement provided by the PPFL parents is not meant to take the place of medical advice by a medical professional. Any specific questions about care should be directed to a health care professional familiar with the situation.