This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Before I was born the Lord called me” (Isaiah 49:1).
Reflection: When someone is pregnant, she is not “expecting a child” – she already has one. She is not “going to be a mother” – she already is a mother. The baby is not “on the way,” the baby has already arrived. If we are going to change the way society treats unborn children, we have to change the way we talk about them.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for my brothers and sisters now alive in their mothers’ womb. May we all speak and act in a way that recognizes they are already among us! Amen.