"The common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights -- for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture -- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition of all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination (John Paul II, Christifideles Laici, 1988).
Reflection: It is an illusion to support human rights and also support abortion. When the state fails to protect the right to life, it has destroyed its reason to protect any rights.
Prayer: Make us consistent, Lord, in advocating for all the rights of your people. Amen.