Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, April 1, 2016
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities: April Intercession: Healing after Abortion
May all who suffer after abortion receive peace through Christ’s Sacred Heart.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
our sins, we may feel discouraged and fearful of approaching God.
However, we can cling to the truth that Christ’s Passion on the Cross
did not end in death, but in the joy of the Resurrection. The power of
the Resurrection gives us the courage to face our sins, confess our
mistakes, and then humbly receive God’s forgiveness and accept the joy
that comes with new life in Christ.
we celebrate the Sunday of Divine Mercy this weekend and continue our
journey through this Easter season, let us reflect upon the profound and
transformative gift of God’s mercy in our lives. May the infinite depth
and breadth of Christ’s Divine Mercy remind us that no wound is too
great for God to heal.
Reflect on the Mass readings for the Sunday of Divine Mercy. How is God speaking to you?
Christ’s ready forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and then
continue to place your trust in God’s mercy with this short prayer.
One Step Further
If a friend confided that she had an abortion, would you be able to respond in a way that brings her closer to healing? “How to Talk to a Friend Who’s Had an Abortion” gives suggestions for how you can be a channel of God’s mercy.
If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available:
Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number: 888-456-HOPE(-4673) or visit