The March for Life in Washington DC will be happening this week and today the USCCB has called for a day of prayer for the legal protection of the unborn. Why should we pray for this? Why do Catholics “interfere” with the law on this? As I said in my previous post about denying Communion, it has been scientifically proven that a baby in the womb is a human being. So since this is true and murder of a human being outside of the womb is illegal, why should inside of the womb be any different? Life is one of the rights mentioned in our Constitution. Why should we deny a baby in the womb this right if it is indeed a human being? Furthermore, the Constitution states that this right was given to us by our Creator. We have no right to take it away of our own accord. Social justice begins in the womb because without the right to life, fighting for any other right a person would get once outside of the womb is useless and just doesn’t make any sense.
Besides the day set aside for prayer, there is a novena that started yesterday and that runs through the 29th called the Novena for Life that prays for the protection of the unborn. You can go to http://www.respectlife.org for access to this novena. Let’s pray and fight for those who can’t speak for themselves until Roe v. Wade is overturned.