Respect Life

Office for Pro Life Activities and Respect Life Committee

Rev. Leonard R. Klein
Diocese of Wilmington
PO Box 2030
Wilmington, DE 19899-2030
(302) 295-0626
[email protected] 


Rachel’s Vineyard Catholic Retreat for post-abortion healing will be held at Jesus House, Wilmington, DE April 6-8. The retreat weekend is a beautiful opportunity for any person who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion to heal. For more information contact Nan Freeman at 302-333-1904 or visit rachelsvineyard.org.


Once again next year, proponents of assisted suicide will likely try to legalize this dangerous practice in Delaware and Maryland, putting some of our most vulnerable at risk and devaluing the sanctity of human life because of age, illness, or disability. The Diocese of Wilmington’s Office for Pro Life Activities is actively engaged with others in Delaware and Maryland to oppose PAS legislation. What can you do? Be sure to sign up for the latest legislative updates and alerts provided by the Delaware Catholic Advocacy Network at www.cdow.org/DCAN  or the Maryland Catholic Conference at www.mdcathcon.org and watch this page for more information.

Click here to learn the TRUTH about physician-assisted suicide.

Read about efforts to oppose PAS legislation in The Dialog.

For additional information, including videos, click here.

Maggie was diagnosed with brain cancer and strongly opposes assisted suicide. Hear this story of a strong woman with much left to give to her family and society. She has a powerful story of hope and courage – and that no doctor can put a timetable on anyone’s life.

Click here to read, “To Live Each Day With Dignity: A Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide” from the USCCB.

Click here to read, “Whose Life Is It Anyway: Thoughts on Physician Assisted Suicide” By Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p


I Lived on Parker Avenue: A Short Documentary Film About Adoption
Adopted at birth and raised in Louisiana, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents he’s never known.  His tattooed birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born.   I Lived on Parker Avenue is a short documentary about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and young man’s search for where his life began.


 Catholic Advance Health Care Directive for Delaware:  

Every person has the right to make his or her own medical decisions. But what happens if you become so seriously ill or injured that you can no longer make your own medical decisions or communicate them to those around you? That is when an advance heath care directive can be of great help. An advance health care directive, sometimes called a “living will,” is a legal document that allows you to give directions about your future medical care in the event you become unable to make your wishes known. An advance directive lets others know how you wish to be treated if you become seriously ill or injured and are unable to make decisions for yourself.  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Catholic Advanced Health Care Directive. Click here to download the document and instructions.

 Catholic Advance Health Care Directive for Maryland: 

A copy of the Maryland Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, Comfort and Consolation Pastoral Letter, and Advanced Directive are available here

 


 


If you are experiencing a crisis pregnancy
or are grieving after an abortion and need to talk to someone about it,
call our toll-free, 24-hour confidential pregnancy/post-abortion counseling hotline at
1-877-225-7870.

Click here for information about Birthright of Delaware.

Click here for information about the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Wilmington and Dover.

Click here for information about Rachel’s Vineyard.

Click here for information about Delaware Right to Life.

OTHER PREGNANCY
CARE CENTERS:

A Door of Hope—302-998-9000
3407 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE
218 E. Main St., Newark, DE

Bethany Christian Services –
302-369-3470
Newark, DE

Mom’s House, Inc.—302-658-3433
1718 Howland St., Wilmington, DE

Pregnancy Help Center of
Kent County 302-698-9311
1991 S. State St., Dover, DE

Pregnancy Help Center of Kent
County 302-335-4225
3624 Bay Rd., Milford, DE

Sussex Pregnancy Care Center—
302-856-4344
536 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, DE

Cecil County Pregnancy Center
410-398-7888
247 Bridge St., Elkton, MD 

Choices for Life Pregnancy Center, 8221 Teal Drive Unit 408,
Easton, MD 21601. 410-822-3311. choicesinpregnancy.org

Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center, 1300 S. Division St, Salisbury, MD
21801. 410-546-5433. easternshorepregnancycenter.org

Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, 10226 Old Ocean City Blvd,
Berlin,  MD 21811. 443-513-4124. sgpregnancycenter.com

Maryland Pregnancy Center
24-Hour Hotline—1-800-492-5530