Office of Pro-Life Activities

The Office of Pro-Life Activities supports initiatives aligned with Catholic teaching, respecting life from conception until natural death. The office works to uphold human dignity and offers support to those in need, such as women in crisis pregnancies.

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized abortion. The Office for Pro-Life for the Diocese of Gary, IN, has implemented a Pastoral Plan for the Pro-Life activities. This campaign in support of life is supported by the US Catholic Bishops. Reverend Theodore J. Mens is the Director of the Pro-Life Office. 

40 Days for Life 

From Sept. 23 through Nov. 1, you are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life, which is 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood in Merrillville, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach.

For more information, contact Lake County Right to Life office at (219) 838-1138, or

If you plan on coming by yourself, please sign up for a time when others who are praying will be present. 

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