Respect Life Month is October

October has been pronounced Respect Life month in Huntington County. Debbie Stoffel, treasurer for Right to Life in Huntington, stands with Mayor Richard Strick to display the Respect Life proclamation, which was signed on Friday, Oct. 2.
October has been pronounced Respect Life month in Huntington County. Debbie Stoffel, treasurer for Right to Life in Huntington, stands with Mayor Richard Strick to display the Respect Life proclamation, which was signed on Friday, Oct. 2. Photo by Katelynn Farley.

A signing ceremony on Friday, Oct. 2, proclaimed October to be Respect Life Month in Huntington.

During the ceremony in the City Council Chambers, Mayor Richard Strick read and signed the proclamation, which states “human life in the fullness of its diverse panoply at any and every stage of development” is worthy of respect and protection.

Huntington has recognized Respect Life Month for the past 42 years.

According to the proclamation, “concern for life includes that of the unborn, the well-being of a pregnant mother, the born, the mentally ill, the mentally handicapped, the physically handicapped, the aged, the incurably ill, the exploited, the ‘unwanted’ and the imprisoned.”

The Huntington County Right to Life sponsors Respect Life Month in Huntington County.

Huntington County Right to Life is a nonprofit organization that provides support and materials for pregnant women and mothers of infants in Huntington County.

“We want people out in our county to know that we’re here to help mothers of unborn babies, and also after they’re born,” said Debbie Stoffel, the group’s treasurer.

Items that Huntington County Right to Life provides to mothers include baby supplies, clothing, diapers and formula. Expectant and new mothers who need assistance can visit the group’s Huntington facility at 34 E. Washington St., or call 356-5933. Office hours are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.