The theme for 2009's Respect Life Month is "Every Child Brings Us God's Smile," which is based on an observation by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Catholic Voice takes a look at several topics related to respecting life in this special emphasis issue.
Coverage begins with Staff Writer Ashlee Schuette's article on how couples can adopt through Cahtolic Charities.
Associate Editor Lisa Maxson shares the story of a couple who uses natural family planning in their marriage.
The role crisis pregnancy centers play in the fight against abortion is explained by Lisa Maxson.
Lisa Maxson also examines the damage of domestic violence and the resources available to victims.
Click on this Respect Life special emphasis link to start reading.