This story is really unbelievable. (Jill Stanek has a blog entry about it that was insightful.) There is a couple right here in Minnesota who is taking votes via an internet poll on their website whether or not they should carry their child to term or have an abortion. I am reluctant to even post on this, as hate to give them even more publicity. My purpose in posting is to call you all to prayer for this pre-born baby and her parents. It makes me ill to think that a mother carrying a baby in her womb would be contemplating an abortion, but to leave it up to popular opinion is just down right unfathomable.
I didn't "vote", but am opting to pray for the conversion of this couple's hearts. I think that this is evidence of the culture of death in our country today and displays how desperately we are in need of our Blessed Mother's prayers and intercession. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!
Mary, we pray today for all mothers who are afraid to be mothers. We pray for those who feel threatened and overwhelmed by their pregnancy. Intercede for them, that God may give them the grace to say yes and the courage to go on. May they have the grace to reject the false solution of abortion. May they say with you, "Be it done unto me according to your word." May they experience the help of Christian people, and know the peace that comes from doing God's will. Amen.
Archdiocesan Chrism Mass
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