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Archdiocese remembers Roe v. Wade, supports life

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ARCHDIOCESE — Schools, parishes and pro-life organizations in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati marked the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision with a variety of activities.

Students at All Saints School in Kenwood marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by collecting new and gently used baby items that were donated to a pro-life organization. Some of the homerooms held baby showers to collect items, and many All Saints parishioners also took part. Pictured from left are Alec Hoelker, Brian Johnston and Patrick Scott. (Courtesy photo)

The pro-life mission of Pregnancy Center East (PCE) has been enhanced with its relocation to new and expanded facilities that were blessed by Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr Jan. 20. PCE opened in a small office on Mt. Lookout Square in 1982, and now provides guidance, information and friendship to more than 850 pregnant women from diverse backgrounds each year. The organization moved to its new location on Edwards Road at the end of 2009. The facility is triple in size to the former site, allowing the center to better serve women facing unexpected pregnancies.

“We appreciate the support of the archbishop and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as PCE continues its role of helping pregnant women learn and discuss all available options, while providing assistance and counsel in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.” said Janie Klare, PCE director of development.

Students and adults from Cincinnati, Dayton and the north were among those who converged on Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22 for the 2010 March for Life. The Cincinnati contingent departed from Good Shepherd Parish in Montgomery on Jan. 21, after a prayer service and send-off with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. The archdiocese was well represented at the march, with hundreds of area Catholics joining thousands from across the country for the annual pro-life pilgrimage that urges lawmakers to redress the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion.

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