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’ wombs. May we all speak and act in a way that recognizes they are already among us! Amen.