This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want; rather, I do what I hate.” (Romans 7:15)
Reflection: Abortion advocates say we should “trust” women to make their own decisions. Are we then to simply trust that people won’t lie, cheat, run red lights, or rob a local department store? The whole argument is absurd. At times, people do not respect the rights of others. That’s why laws exist.
Prayer: Lord, with St. Paul, I acknowledge that I am inclined to sin, despite my best intentions. Help me, and help all of us as we struggle against the pull of evil. Amen.