Respect Life Ministry

October is Respect Life Month

Respect Life Month 2022

300 Crosses

in the island between the south entrances make up St. Joan of
Arc’s annual display to bring awareness to the number of babies
killed by abortion in Central Ohio. The crosses memorialize the
approximately three hundred pre-born children aborted each and
every month in Franklin and surrounding counties. (Actual count
by most recent annual statistics is 3933.) This is a stark reminder
of the magnitude of this modern-day holocaust.

Fall Campaign
September 22 – October 30

St. Joan Respect Life will join in peaceful prayer to end abortion on Saturdays within the dates above.

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Planned Parenthood, 3255 E. Main St.
What to Bring:  A Prayerful Heart and Rosary; signs optional

People may go there directly or carpool is available.
For questions and to carpool,
contact Leslie at

Pregnant Resource Centers in Central Ohio


PDHC. Call/text PDHC 24/7 line at 614.444.4411 or the option line 24/7 at 1.800.712.HELP (1.800.712.4357).

Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County. We exist to provide life affirming support and services that strengthen families. We bring the message of life and hope to ladies and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies, and parenting support and education to all parents.
652 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH

Birthright. For more than 50 years, Birthright has been helping women with unplanned pregnancies.
4766 N. High St., Columbus

Women’s Care Center. A non-profit pregnancy resource center that serves moms and babies through free pregnancy testing, limited diagnostic ultrasounds, and educational parent classes.

Abortion Healing Resources in Central Ohio


Bethesda Healing Ministry is a Catholic Christian Ministry of hospitality and healing. Through a community of love and acceptance, all men and women suffering the effects of an abortion are invited and supported.
614.309.0157 or 614.309.2651 (24/7×365)

Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.
877 HOPE 4 ME (877.467.3463)

Church Teachings/Documents


The Gospel of Life, St. Pope John Paul II
Humana Vitae, Pope Paul VI

The Respect Life Ministry of St. Joan of Arc seeks to help Central Ohio Catholics understand, value, and live out the Catholic vision for respecting life. Respect Life Ministry carries out its work in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Prayer
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Activism


Learn more about the ministry!  If you feel called to join our ministry, please contact us.

Respect Life Coordinator
Pattie Niese