New pro-life video series aims to help parents


The Catholic Messenger

Pulse Life Advocates is offering a new, four-part video series for parents titled “How to Raise Pro-Life Children.” The videos provide a “pathway to avoid the future pain and suffering that awaits your children and grandchildren if they succumb to the lies of abortion,” said Maggie DeWitte, executive director of Pulse Life Advocates.

Not all Catholics embrace Church teachings on sanctity of life issues as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, DeWitte said. She cited a 2022 AP-NORC poll, which reported that only 36% of Catholics said abortion should be illegal in most or all cases. By contrast, 68% of weekly Mass attendees and 71% of Protestant evangelicals thought abortion should be illegal in most or all cases.

The new video can make a difference, DeWitte believes. “Each episode is concise and clear, ranging from 10-15 minutes each. Pulse interviewed moms and dads and teens around the state asking two questions: ‘How are you raising pro-life children?’ or ‘How did your parents raise you to be pro-life?’ Clearly, weekly church attendance is a starting point. Our series builds on this.”


DeWitte believes viewers will relate to all of the responses because the parents interviewed took different paths. “There is not a single way to raise pro-life children. But there are consistent approaches that often overlapped,” she said. Providing additional insights in the videos are the late Msgr. Frank Chiodo, an author and speaker from the Des Moines Diocese; Catholic radio talk show host, Dr. Ray Guarendi; and Bill Donaghy of the Theology of the Body Institute.

View the series at Go to the drop-down menu, “what we do,” and select “projects,” to see the project display.

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