Mission: Project defending life is a catholic-based ministry that answers the challenge of pope john paul ii's encyclical, the gospel of life. We are committed to defending the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death, focused specifically on ending abortion. Our first priority is to give aid and comfort to abortion-vulnerable women in unplanned and crisis pregnancies, so that they ultimately choose life and carry their babies to term. We serve the greater albuquerque and santa fe areas of northern new mexico, within the archdiocese of santa fe, and collaborate with other pro-life efforts in the state of new mexico and throughout the united states.
Programs: Project defending life (pdl) brings awareness and education about abortion to the community through a peaceful, non-confrontational, non-political approach. Pdl offers free pregnancy testing, pregnancy care options, and education.
our lady of guadalupe gift of life center is a satellite office in santa fe providing free pregnancy testing, pregnancy care options and education, financial and material assistance to those in northern new mexico.
women's pregnancy options (wpo) ministry has served over 200 clients with basic services in 2016. Wpo has helped close to 20 families to be self-sustainable, through earn while you learn parenting program (ewyl), the self-sufficiency program, and client advocacy. Earn while you learn parenting program is a one on one classes where clients can use earned points for maternity items. Self-sufficiency program provides financial assistance and life skills and jobs to help families become self-sufficient. Client advocacy helps clients access housing, governmental assistance to meet basic needs, and other programs or organizations for adoption assistance, early childhood intervention, counseling, and prenatal care.