We've all been through a lot this year ... but rather than allow COVID-19 to stop Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center's important fundraiser, we decided to move the event ONLINE to ensure that we can meet the essential needs of our clients, and so you can attend and be inspired - from the safety and comfort of your home!
Featured Speaker: Shawn Carney
Author & CEO, President, & Co-Founder of 40 Days for Life
Special Guest: Benjamin Clapper
Executive Director of LA Right to Life
Virtual event begins at 7PM:
By attending the Respect Life VIRTUAL Event, you'll be ...
INSPIRED by Shawn Carney's riveting story, which promises to be filled with great wit, insight, enlightenment ... and some fun (which we all could use right now!)
EDUCATED about the efforts of Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center -- on a mission to promote the Sanctity of Life by compassionately sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, offering life affirming options, providing practical, emotional and spiritual assistance to those faced with an unplanned pregnancy
EQUIPPED and EMPOWERED to make an even greater life-saving impact in our community -- what could be more rewarding than knowing that you helped to save the life of a precious baby
MOTIVATED to support this important work at this crucial time when women and children are at greater risk of abortion due to COVID-19 concerns; during the online event, you'll have opportunities to support the mission of Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center
... and you'll experience a joyful evening together with friends online, upholding the dignity of HUMAN LIFE!
IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 concerns, Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center had to cancel our largest annual fundraising event, the Celebrate Life Gala, and convert our in-person Respect Life Dinner/Speaker fundraising event into an online event. These fundraising events are mission-critical to our work. Had both events been canceled, it would have been devastating to our ability to serve mothers and save babies. To help in this crucial time, please register and attend this online event, and help to spread the word! If you have a computer or mobile device and an Internet connection, you can easily join us ... so claim your spot today!
About Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center
Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center is a pregnancy care center that has been serving the Bayou Lafourche region since 2003. We serve women and men facing unexpected pregnancies with the most accurate information about their choices, and provide ongoing support and lasting hope for families. We are guided by compassion and a desire to impact future generations. Our goal is to save the lives of the unborn by promoting the sanctity of life and sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
FREE services include: Pregnancy Tests, Limited Ultrasound, Pregnancy Education/Support, Pregnancy Options Counseling, Adoption Referrals, Post-abortion Healing, Community Outreach, Social Services Referrals, Sexual Integrity Education, Parenting Program, and Maternity and Baby Items Distribution.
Shawn is an author & CEO, President, and Co-Founder of 40 Days for Life. He began in the pro-life movement in college as a volunteer and after college was asked to be the Executive Director of the organization he volunteered for, the Coalition for Life which is made up of over 60 churches. Shawn’s passion for local pro-life ministry developed when he orchestrated the purchase and remodeling of a new office next door to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility to offer free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, and loving support to women.
In 2004, Shawn helped to lead the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas. This breakthrough initiative – made up of 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, the round-the-clock peaceful vigil outside a local abortion center, and grassroots door-to-door outreach – dropped local abortion numbers by 28%.
Beginning in 2007, Shawn helped to expand 40 Days for Life as a national and then international movement. Today, 40 Days for Life has been done in 856 cities in all 50 states and 61 countries. His efforts have helped mobilize more than 1,000,000 pro-life volunteers over the last 13 years. 40 Days for Life has confirmed reports of nearly 17,000 mothers choosing life and 196 abortion center workers who have has conversions and left their jobs, including former Planned Parenthood director, Abby Johnson who walked into Shawn’s office just next door to her abortion facility. Shawn and his wife are portrayed in the 2019 film, Unplanned, which tells the beautiful story of Abby Johnson’s conversion.
Shawn is a regular media spokesperson and his work has been featured on hundreds of media outlets including Fox News, The New York Times, The Laura Ingraham Show, National Catholic Register, EWTN Radio, Focus on the Family and many more. Shawn has also produced and hosted award-winning pro-life documentaries that have aired in 128 million homes via the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
As an activist who is also an author, Shawn writes prolifically. He is the co-author of the Amazon Top Rated Christian book, 40 Days for Life, and the host of the popular pro-life podcast, 40 Days for Life. Shawn's book, The Beginning of the End of Abortion, became a national bestseller. Shawn just released his newest book, To the Heart of the Matter: The 40 Day Companion to Live a Culture of Life. Shawn lives in Texas with his wife and eight children.
Benjamin is the Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, and he has committed his life to speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. His expertise in the pro-life movement ranges from the political and legislative realm to youth education and activism.
Louisiana Right to Life, established in 1970, works through education, activism, legislation, and service to restore the right to life in Louisiana. During his years with Louisiana Right to Life, Benjamin has built a volunteer-run organization into a professional operation making an impact in Louisiana from the State Capitol to the high school classroom. During his time working to advance pro-life legislation, Louisiana has been at or near the top of the list of most pro-life states in the nation.
In addition to Louisiana Right to Life, Benjamin serves the national pro-life movement in a number of capacities. Through his work with the National Right to Life Victory Fund, Benjamin has worked on the political side to elect pro-life leaders to office. He also helped start pro-life youth training programs in many states through the “Life and Leadership Youth Camp Initiative.”
Benjamin is also the Executive Producer of the award-winning short adoption documentary film I Lived on Parker Avenue.Benjamin lives in Mandeville with his wife and four beautiful daughters.