In advance of National Respect Life Month in October, two events centered around the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children will take place locally Sept. 14.A Memorial Service for Victims of Abortion will be held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Rowland Heights (2161 S. Fullerton Rd.), beginning at 10 a.m. Msgr. James Loughnane, episcopal vicar for the San Gabriel region, will be among those participating. Information: (714) 447-9281.At noon, the Odd Fellows Cemetery in East Los Angeles (3640 Whittier Blvd.) will host a memorial service. In 1985, 16,433 aborted babies were buried in unmarked graves at the Odd Fellows Cemetery on donated land. Information: (323) 261-6156.Later this month, AudioGirl Ministries will begin its ninth annual “40 Days for Life” campaign with a kickoff rally Sept. 27 at St. Joseph High School’s Flynn Center in Lakewood. Featured presenters include Joe Melendrez, who performed at World Youth Day in Brazil, and Kristina Garza, from Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. “Both are God-filled, pro-life young adults who bring energy and truth to their witness,” said Sylvia Aimerito, executive director of AudioGirl Ministries and Respect Life leader at St. Cornelius Church in Long Beach. Information: (562) 429-1965.Up north, the fifth annual Walk for Life Central Coast takes place Sept. 28, beginning with 8:30 a.m. Rosary at Mission San Luis Obispo, followed by Mass, pro-life rally, talk by Shawn Carney (cofounder of 40 Days for Life), the walk through downtown San Luis Obispo, a barbecue, and a talk by Casey Tesauro of Students for Life. Information: The national respect life program begins each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October (this year, Oct. 6). The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes material each year to call attention to numerous human life issues. Information: (866) 582-0943 or{gallery width=100 height=100}gallery/2013/0913/lifeevents/{/gallery}