May all unborn children be protected in law and welcomed in love.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Today, we mourn the many babies whose lives have been ended by abortion and remember in prayer those who suffer the aftermath. We pray that children in their mothers’ wombs would again be protected in law, and we offer penance in reparation for abortions that have been committed in our world.
In his encyclical Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), Pope John Paul II said, “may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer” (EV 100). May that prayer arise in our hearts today and each day forward until every human being is protected in law and welcomed in love.