Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

Respect Life


A new, one-page resource is now available dispelling the many myths currently circulating which claim abortion restrictions will limit women’s access to healthcare.

“The Truth About Abortion and Women’s Health” can be printed in parish bulletins, included in newsletters, shared on social media, and more.

We hope this resource will help you to combat these lies about pro-life legislation during Respect Life Month and a heated election cycle.

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Help for Moms

If you are pregnant or a new parent and you need help, the Catholic Church is here for you, wherever you live in New York State. The New York State Catholic Conference has assembled a list of resources available to you. Let us walk with you on your journey.

40 Days For Life Fall 2022 prayer campaign runs from September 28 - November 6

 Prayer volunteers are encouraged to sign up on the 40 days for life website, Plattsburgh to schedule your personal prayer time at the following link. Thank you!


Misinformation about Abortion Law after Dobbs

You can’t understand abortion law unless you understand abortion facts. And that is proving extremely difficult in a media and political environment that is full of misinformation and outright deception. In the legal and political environment after Dobbs, abortion law is now going to be a state-by-state affair. This naturally can be very confusing. But some wrong information is particularly common across the board, so it’s important to make the facts clear. (Thank you to Ed Mechmann, Archdiocese of NY)


Keys to Bioethics: A Manual for Youth

The Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life has released Keys to Bioethics: A Manual for Youth, a free e-book prepared by the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation. “With this Manual we wish to offer young people around the world a practical and up-to-date tool to answer some of the questions that clutter their minds when faced with the great challenges generated by scientific and technological progress,” said Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the Dicastery’s prefect.

The Manual states that human life begins at fertilization and that IUDs, RU-486, and the morning-after pill can induce abortions—and that the regular birth control pill can have an abortifacient effect. Other topics covered include the contraceptive mentality, genetic screening, reproductive technology, eugenics, stem-cell research, euthanasia, organ donation, and gender.