This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“The Lord watches over the stranger” (Psalm 146:9).
Reflection: The Statue of Liberty is a strong symbol of the welcome our nation has given to people from around the world. On its base are the words of Emma Lazarus, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This welcome can make no sense if we are afraid to welcome the children in the womb. America is a haven for those escaping oppression in far-off lands. Why should it be land where we oppress the unborn by the violence of abortion?
Prayer: Lord, fill our hearts with a spirit of welcome, for born and unborn alike. Amen.