This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Adopting a consistent ethic of life, the Catholic Church promotes a broad spectrum of issues …Opposition to abortion and euthanasia does not excuse indifference to those who suffer from poverty, violence and injustice. …But being ‘right’ in such matters can never excuse a wrong choice regarding direct attacks on innocent human life” (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, n. 23).
Reflection: Consistency cuts both ways, and challenges those with blind spots to human rights. The most common mistake is to tolerate child-killing while advocating for adults.
Prayer: Lord, free us from every trying to use justice as an excuse for injustice, or right as a justification for wrong. Amen.