“You may ask: ‘Why direct action? Why sit-ins, marches and so forth? Isn’t negotiation better?’ … Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. … It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963).
Reflection: There are parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the Pro-life Movement. One is the powers with whom we must negotiate are often unwilling to even begin negotiating, or do not see the need. Peaceful protest is required.
Prayer: Lord, may your people faithfully protest injustice and awaken those in power. Amen.