President Jim Towey spoke to 400 attendees at a Union League Club dinner raising funds for Aid for Women, a faith-based charity that fights abortion by helping pregnant women have and care for their babies. The organization conferred its highest award on the Missionaries of Charity in honor of their pro-life work and in recognition of the canonization of their foundress, Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Four of the seven Sisters serving in the Chicago home attended President Towey’s talk.
Aid for Women runs two Chicago-based residential programs for pregnant mothers, and provides job training, counseling, and health care services. One out of four pregnancies in Cook County end in abortion.