“A consistent ethic of life…far from …equating all issues touching on the dignity of human life—recognizes instead the distinctive character of each issue while giving each its proper place within a coherent moral vision ” – US Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-life Activities, 2001
Reflection: There is a big difference between abortion on the one hand, and war and capital punishment on the other. The fundamental pro-life principle is that we never target the innocent. War and capital punishment are never justified if they do, whereas abortion is never successful if it doesn’t.
Prayer: Lord, give us a consistent respect for every life and a proper understanding of every life issue. Amen.
This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org