Pro-Lifers Raise $100K for Wife and Unborn Baby of Pro-Lifer Murdered in Shooting

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 7, 2014   |   6:49PM   |   Washington, DC

The pro-life community has rallied together across the country to raise $100,000 for the wife and unborn baby of a pro-life advocate murdered in a terrible shooting recently.

As reported, Nathan Trapuzzano was a young 24-year-old man who served as a sidewalk counselor at a local abortion clinic in Indiana and had a baby on the way. Tragically, he was murdered in a shooting while out walking his neighborhood.

trapuzzano3“I am saddened to report that a young man who served as a sidewalk counselor at one of Indianapolis’ abortion clinics was killed while walking near his home on Tuesday morning,” said Cathie Humbarger of Allen County Right to Life. “His wife is due to deliver their first baby next month.”

Responding to the senseless tragedy, here’s what the pro-life movement has done, as the Catholic News Agency reports:

Within the span of a day, friends, family and strangers have raised more than $100,000 for the family of a young Catholic man in Indiana who was shot and killed on his usual morning walk early April 1.

“That is an incredible amount in a 24 hour period,” Chelsea Ransom, the fundraiser organizer said in an April 2 post on the Go Fund Me website.

Donations began pouring in when the story of Nathan Trapuzzano’s tragic death spread across social media. At press time, 2,549 donors had raised a little over $132,000 – well exceeding the requested  $100,000.

Funds donated here will cover baby expenses for Trapuzzano’s wife Jennifer, who is eight months pregnant with their daughter Cecilia, as well as the young man’s funeral.

“As with many tragedies, this seems so senseless and yet the outpouring of love and support reminds us that there is so much good in this world. Nate would not want us to become angry, but rather focus on the good and what is yet to come,” his family said in a statement released April 2.

“Nate had an unbelievable, strong faith in God, and we are finding some comfort knowing he is now in the Lord’s loving embrace.”

In the coming months, Trapuzzano was to celebrate his 25th birthday, he and his wife’s first wedding anniversary, and the birth of their baby girl whom they had already named Cecilia.

The devout Catholic and his wife volunteered as sidewalk counselors with Truth and Compassion Ministry, a pro-life group dedicated to offering pregnant women alternatives to abortion.