January 22nd

On January 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade that a mother has the legal right to end her pregnancy up until the point at which the fetus can live outside of her womb. We lament the death of each child lost to abortion. We pray for each parent who has chosen to terminate a pregnancy. And we commit to become a -people who welcome life in a culture of death.

Today’s Chronological Reading: 2 Samuel 22-23; Psalm 57

Today’s Common Prayer Reading: Psalm 107:33-38; Zechariah 2; Ephesians 2:1-10

In memory of the horrific ruling of Roe vs. Wade (today is the anniversary) let us take to heart the words of Cyprian of Carthage:

The world is going mad in mutual extermination, and murder, considered as a crime when committed individually, becomes a virtue when it is committed by large numbers. It is the multiplication of the frenzy that assures impunity to the assassins.

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