This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Doctors and nurses are also responsible, when they place at the service of death skills which were acquired for promoting life” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.59).
Reflection: Pro-abortion politicians will often say to us, “Legislators should not be practicing medicine.” But we’re not asking them to practice medicine, but to prevent the abuse of medicine. Medicine is for the purpose of preserving life; abortion takes life. Surgery helps the body do what it is supposed to do; abortion stops the body from doing what it is supposed to do. There is no disease that abortion cures, and no proven medical benefit.
Prayer: Lord, may all doctors preserve life. Amen.