The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia held its 33rd annual Stand Up for Life banquet Nov. 22, which honored local individuals who witness to the sanctity of life in their work. Damon Owens of the Theology of the Body Institute was the keynote speaker. See full coverage of the event here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Damon Owens guest speaker

Damon Owens, executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute, was the guest speaker for the banquet.

Edel Finnegan, Executive Director and Bill Wohlgemuth, President of ProLife Union of Greater Philadelphia and Fr. Chris Walsh emcee.

Edel Finnegan (left), executive director of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia and Bill Wohlgemuth, president, cheer Father Chris Walsh, who was emcee for the Nov. 22 banquet.

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Edel Finnegan, Executive Director and Bill Wohlgemuth, President of ProLife Union of Greater Philadelphia present Dr. Doris Fernandes with the JPII Be Not Afraid Award.

Dr. Doris Fernandes (left) receives the Be Not Afraid award from the Pro-Life Union’s Edel Finnegan and Bill Wohlgemuth.

Damon Owens speaks to a packed house at the ProLife of Greater Philadelphia dinner.

Damon Owens speaks to a packed house at the Stand Up for Life dinner.

Katie Ruberu places money in a giant baby bottle to support local pregnancy centers.

Katie Ruberu places money in an oversized baby bottle to support local pregnancy centers.

Giant baby bottle were placed on each table to collect money to support the cause.

The┬ábaby bottles with donations are collected at the dinner in support of the Pro-Life Union’s work for pregnant women.

Edel Finnegan, Executive Director and Bill Wohlgemuth, President of ProLife Union of Greater Philadelphia present Bob O'Hara with the Defender of Life Award.

Robert O’Hara (center), executive director of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, receives┬áthe Defender of Life award from the Pro-Life Union’s Edel Finnegan and Bill Wohlgemuth.