Pregnancy Support

Set Out in Haste: Serving Women, Serving Life

By Michael Hoyt, The Catholic Standard

Centro Tepeyac in Silver Spring is one of dozens of pregnancy resource centers that offer material and emotional assistance.

Women facing crisis pregnancies deserve competent care and compassionate assistance. Maryland’s Catholic bishops called for an outpouring of support for pregnant women in need and rejected recent proposals to single out pro-life charities that provide them with assistance in a joint statement released January 2010. Set Out in Haste: Serving Women, Serving Life is signed by Baltimore Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl, and Wilmington Bishop W. Francis Malooly.

A First Amendment victory: Court rules in favor of Md. pregnancy centers

June 27, 2012
In a ruling hailed by Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori as “a major victory for the First Amendment,” a federal appeals court in Richmond said two Maryland pregnancy centers cannot be compelled to post notices that they do not have licensed medical professionals on staff. Read more here.

Outreach to pregnant women is often provided by one of Maryland's 40 pregnancy resources centers, which offer emotional and material support (watch the video below). Sadly, these centers are facing harassment because of their pro-life mission. Learn more below.

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