The Lord declares in His word that even if a mother forsakes her own child, He will not forsake us. He uses the abandonment of one’s own child as an example of the most unimaginable infidelity. This passage makes it clear that God cannot possibly think that the act of abortion is ever justified. It is a forsaking of the child whom God has entrusted not only to that mother, but to all of us. God’s own faithfulness to us is reflected in how we take care of one another, particularly the weak and the lowly. That’s why pro-life work glorifies God. It restores to the human community that compassionate care and protection that those made in God’s image are to have for one another. Let’s give mothers the strength never to forsake their children.