Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 2, 2023 / 14:30 pm
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week revealed the recipients of its annual pro-life awards, highlighting the work of three American activists who the bishops said have “dedicat[ed] themselves to pro-life activities” through work and activism.
The USCCB said in a press release on Monday that Margaret Hartshorn, Aurora Tinajero, and Kathryn Moseley would receive the conference’s 2023 “People of Life” awards, joining the ranks of several dozen other recipients on whom the awards have been bestowed over the past 15 years.
Hartshorn is the chairman of the board of Heartbeat International and co-founder of Heartbeat International’s Option Line. The Option Line is advertised as “the only 24/7, bilingual, internet-based, pro-life call center in the world,” one that helps in “connecting callers to their community-based pregnancy help center for life-saving and life-changing help.”
Hartshorn and her husband “have been dedicated to the pro-life movement” since 1973, the press release said, with the couple “not only working with the educational, political, and legislative arm of the movement” but also having opened their home to pregnant women for decades. The two also opened the first pregnancy center in Columbus, Ohio, in 1981.