Here in Springfield, MA, the group Defenders of the Defenseless is working to promote the pro-life message on billboards. Anna Maria Dias, the founder of the non-profit group, recently gave an interview with The Catholic Mirror. She wants to help girls and women who find themselves facing an unexpected pregnancy to not be scared. The article states:
Anna Maria, who is extremely devoted to the message of Divine Mercy and to the Blessed Mother, says young women should look to Jesus and Mary for help. "Mary was also a young girl, she was unwed, she opened herself up to have life and to give life to Jesus, in his human state," she says. "It probably wasn't the best time for her either because her response was a little startled. But she said yes to God."
Anna Maria is hoping to encourage young women who are pregnant and scared to say yes to God and yes to life.
Her website offers the following mission statement:
Defenders of the Defenseless is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to protecting the right to life of all unborn human beings. Because we strongly believe in the immeasurable value of every human life, we have made it our cause to protect babies from being deprived of their Constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness while in the womb. We wish to achieve this goal by publicly witnessing to the dignity of the unborn through pro-life billboards, advertisements, and educational materials. By sharing life-affirming messages in the local community, we seek to change hearts and minds and help strengthen a culture of life.
Please find out more at: http://www.defendersofthedefenseless.org