We have four little children who are sleeping in their beds, and have every confidence that we will wake to a like number in the morning.
We have six children who were born sleeping, and we have every confidence that we will see them at the end of our time on earth.
We believe that a unique human person is created at the moment of conception. We also believe — and know, from intensely painful personal experience — that there are sad but wholly natural deaths in utero.
We believe that there is a fundamental difference between a person dying a natural death and a person having his or her life taken by force.
We believe that no person has the right to take the life of an innocent person.
We believe that while self-control is inconvenient and, at times, difficult, it is entirely possible.
We believe that no child should be blamed for the circumstances of his or her conception.
We believe that every human life, especially the most innocent lives, are precious and sacred.
We will teach our children that if any human life has no value, then no human life has value.
We believe in hope, miracles, and healing.
Today’s prayer: Lord, You have granted us four wee blessings to hold in our arms, and six more whose memory we carry in our hearts. We celebrate a day that Your Church has declared “National Sanctity of Life Day.” Lord, please help us raise Your blessings to understand that all life is a gift from you, and is to be cherished, loved, and nurtured from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. Please free us from choosing what is convenient and falsely referring to it as mercy.