Pregnant? Pull out your smart phone.

L.A. archdiocese turns to app,

Screen shot 2014-02-05 at 9.03.40 AMThe following comes from a Jan. 23 story on the site of the Catholic News Agency.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has set up a smart phone application that connects pro-life pregnancy centers and persons so they can help provide resources and prayers for pregnant women at risk of choosing abortion.

Archbishop José Gomez said Jan. 22 that the app, named “ProLife,” is “creating a network of prayer and practical support to help women facing crisis pregnancies.”

“We want to say today that no woman should ever face a pregnancy feeling alone, or desperate, or feeling like she has no other options. These are our sisters. We cannot be indifferent to their fears. We need to be near to them. In our love, we need to help them in every way that we can.”

Archbishop Gomez joined health leaders, mothers, and babies at the app’s launch at Guadalupe Medical Center in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles.

ProLife was developed by the Pasadena-based nonprofit Options United and the Los Angeles archdiocese’s life, justice, and peace office. It is available for both Apple and Android smart phones and tablets by searching for “Options United” in the App Store or Google Play.

The app lists 78 pregnancy centers in Los Angeles and Southern California, including the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial. The app lists services including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and post-abortion healing….

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  1. Beautiful!

  2. What a terrific use of technology!
    Reminds me of a young dad in the confessional line with me the other day: he was going through his iPhone and explained to me that he was using his confession app to get ready for the Sacrament, making sure he had done a thorough examination of conscience, etc. — I guess he didn’t want me to think he was just surfing the web.

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