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Respect Life

We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God, that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social intuitions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence. 

     U.S. Catholic Bishops, 

     Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities

     November 2001

The Respect Life Committee of the Eastern Stark County Region meets the third Thursday of each month at Regina Coeli Parish, 663 Fernwood Blvd., Alliance.

Help Protect the Dignity of Life in Ohio

         Life in its earliest and most vulnerable stages is threatened by groups proposing an amendment to the Ohio Constitution for the November 2023 ballot to expand and enshrine abortion at the expense of protections for preborn children and women. The Catechism of the Catholic Church proclaims that "human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception." The Church accompanies and supports women facing unexpected pregnancies and mothers through programs like Walking with Moms in Need and the services of Catholic Charities. 

    The bishops of Ohio strongly encourage Catholics statewide to unite in prayer and work to defeat this proposed amendment and its grave consequences for women and preborn children in Ohio. Learn more about the proposed amendment and access resources online at: or contact the Diocese of Youngstown's Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at 330-744-8451 ext. 272 or

Pro-Life Events

Change for Life:  Each year from Mother's Day to Father's Day we support the Alliance Pregnancy Center with the Change for Life Baby Bottle Campaign.  For more information contact the Alliance Pregnancy Center at

40 Days for Life:   Each year during Lent, prayer volunteers stand witness for the unborn and their mothers at Planned Parenthood, 2663 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton

Life Chain:  The Annual Life Chain is held the first Sunday in October when, nationwide, many gather to prayerfully stand for life. 

To learn more visit

Ohio March for Life:  October 5, 2002 marked the first annual Ohio March for Life. Ohioans, who stand for life, gathered on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse to show their support for a fully pro-life Ohio.  

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