Tomorrow we observe the Queenship of Mary, acknowledging that the highest place that any creature holds in heaven is occupied by a woman and a mother. To be pro-life is to be pro-woman, and Mary the Mother of God is an example and inspiration for all women about how to embrace the vocation of motherhood, facing the unexpected and the unplanned with faith, courage, and joy.
Mary sums up her life in one word, “Fiat,” which means “Let it be done.” That’s what she said to the angel who told her she would be the Mother of God.
The pro-life movement is about helping mothers to say “Fiat,” helping them to love the child within them and to make the sacrifices that child deserves from us all. Mary, our Queen, pray for all mothers.