Today in all  Catholic dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.

From Magnificat:  “Our life is not our invention.  It is a gift from God. He had the courage to trust us so much that he places the gift of life, the gift of existence, into our hands, and gave us all the necessary tools to live it well.  Perhaps we never considered life as God’s initiative.  Often times we think that we are born because our parents wanted us, or by chance, or for other human and natural reasons………………….

We must convince ourselves, first of all, that God wanted to give you, give me, and give to those around us the wonderful gift of life.  It is a gift to be discovered, welcomed, protected, and loved.  If we do not discover this gift in ourselves, we are not capable of recognizing and defending the lives of others, of our own children, and of those we claim to love.  If you do not savor a fine vintage wine, how can you insist that someone else taste it.?

We must believe that life does not come by chance.  It is not ours; it is a gift from God, born from his heart that is Love, it is a gift that we must begin to unwrap, just like when we are given a beautifully wrapped gift.  With curiosity, we tear open the package to find out what is on the inside and why it was given to us, a reason that undoubtedly will give us great joy…

Life is not born from the encounter between a sperm and an ovum, nor is it only the result of a love story between mom and dad.  It is born from the only source of love who is God, who is the source of life, and who has called us to be collaborators with him in bringing forth life.  We all love life for what we see, feel, and touch, but life does not belong to us; it belongs to someone else, we belong to someone who wants to take care of us and who wants us to discover the true flavor of life, for he knows that only in this way will we be truly happy.” by Mother Elvira Petrozzi(she is the foundress of Communita Cenacolo, which welcomes the lost and desperate in sixty-three houses in fifteen countries.

As far as I can see, this article says it all very clearly. God bless you women out there who have the courage to carry your child for 9 months and give your very special child of God a good home and life, even if it is inconvenient and very difficult for you.  God will give you very special love and  blessings because you are taking such good care of his children.