The Knights of Columbus remains firmly committed to defending the right to life of every human being, from the moment of conception to natural death. Countless councils and individual Knights conduct projects aimed to build a culture of life in their communities. What we choose to do, or not do, about abortion, euthanasia, human cloning and embryonic research impacts lives for generations to come. Take action now and support a culture that values human life at all stages. Here are some of the programs and activities that our council does to promote a culture of life. The closest will usually appear first in the list. 

First Born Program

Each October 14, in recognition of Christopher Columbus, we will recognize the first born child of New Hanover County by a $100 donation to a life-affirming charitable organization in the county. In the past we provided 32 receiving blankets to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).