This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Among important issues involving the dignity of human life … abortion necessarily plays a central role…. its victims are the most vulnerable and defenseless …. It is imperative that those who are called to serve the least among us give urgent attention and priority to this issue of justice. This focus and the Church’s commitment to a consistent ethic of life complement one another’ (US Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-life Activities, 2001).
Reflection: Consistency does not mean all issues are of equal weight; it means all people are of equal value.
Prayer: Lord, give us the wisdom to meet the greatest needs with the greatest sense of urgency. Amen.