Today’s Prolife Reflection: A Consistent Ethic of Life

original“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:


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