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The Catholic Pro-Life Community, the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas commissioned in 1993, is devoted to ending abortion and restoring respect and legal protection for every human life. The CPLC carries out this mission through life-saving ministries serving the public with supportive services for mothers and their children, education and advocacy on life issues and women's health, and abortion aftercare. The CPLC has been called the largest and most effective diocesan pro-life organization in the world and a model for the nation.

Core Tenets:

The Catholic Pro-Life Community is committed to the following principles:

  • CHRISTIAN CENTERED: Lead with Christ’s love when expressing His truth.
  • CATHOLIC GROUNDED: Teach and serve in complete accord with our Catholic faith 
  • COMPREHENSIVE: Provide a holistic model to address threats to the sanctity of life from conception until natural death
  • MISSIONARY: Meet people where they are – physically, spiritually, emotionally, culturally – to best connect with those we serve and engage
  • COMPASSIONATE: Approach others with compassion and unconditional love, without judgment, in all circumstances
  • VOLUNTEER POWERED: Recruit and train volunteers to provide quality ministry services
  • FOCUSED and STRATEGIC: Regularly evaluate strategic priorities and operational needs to make appropriate changes without diluting effectiveness