By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer
Though the Opportunities for Life Hotline closed a year ago, help for some women facing an unplanned pregnancy may still be a phone call away.
The statewide hotline — created by the four bishops of Kentucky in the 1980s — closed at the end of 2018, a casualty of changing times and technology. But the January Opportunities for Life Collection, which funded the hotline each year, will continue to support mothers who need help.
“We’ve decided to divide the money, at least for this year, into two buckets,” said Deacon Lucio Caruso of Catholic Charities of Louisville, which now administers the fund.
Part of the money will go into a “Lifeline Fund” and the remainder will fund grants to six local groups serving women in crisis pregnancies, he said. Read more.