January 22 marks the anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in 1973, known as Roe vs. Wade. Each year at that time we come together to remember those lost to abortion.

"(We) stand ready to do all in our power to help any expectant mother or any person suffering serious illness to choose life rather than to make the tragic choice of abortion or of physician-assisted suicide. Our mission is to offer the help and compassion of Jesus Christ in support of each precious human life."

—Archbishop Allen Vigneron

Today, fewer abortions are being performed each year, fewer doctors are willing to practice abortion, and states have passed more laws restricting or regulating the practice than laws promoting or protecting abortion.

Read more about the Pro-Life activities of the Catholic Church in America through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.