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.
For the conversion of all hearts and the end to abortion.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory
Pope Saint John Paul II
described the “culture of life” as “the fruit of the culture of truth and of
love” in his encyclical The Gospel of
Life (no. 77). Do we build up the culture of life by living in truth and in
love? Are we the kind of people whom a woman could and would come to if she
found out she were pregnant and needed loving support and encouragement? How
can we help those who suffer from the pain of abortion to experience God’s
tender mercy? The brief articles in today’s “One Step Further” give suggestions
for extending God’s merciful love to others.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
Go to an abortion clinic and
pray, or set aside an hour today to pray for those who are struggling with a
decision of life or death for their unborn child.