“In all the Dioceses of the USA, 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.” (Roman Missal, no. 373)
~ As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms.
“The fundamental human right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself. This is true of life from the moment of conception until its natural end. Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right — it is the very opposite. It is a deep wound in society.”
-Pope Benedict XVI