Before I formed you in the womb
before you were born
I dedicated you. *
...says the Lord.
Abortionists and embryo-killers say otherwise.
We should pray for the victims of these crimes.
We should pray and speak out and work for a society that heals without murder.
We should pray and speak out work for a society that welcomes life.
We should pray and work to help the sick and the impaired as well as childless couples who are tempted to use immoral means.
We should pray and work to help pregnant women tempted by abortion as well as parents lacking the means to care for their children.
We should pray and work to help the children
(* = from Jeremiah 1:5 in today's first reading)