Yesterday, I mentioned that your local crisis pregnancy center is a great place to offer your alms this Lent. Your diocesan Gabriel Project and Project Rachel also need your donations. Physical help to these groups is a corporal work of mercy. Offering your prayers, especially the Rosary, for an end to abortion and in support of all women in crisis pregnancies is a spiritual work of mercy. We need to do both.
Have you ever prayed in front of an abortion clinic? I have. It is very powerful to offer prayers in such close proximity to the evil of abortion. The visible presence of praying pro-lifers has saved many children from abortion. You might want to get out your Rosary the next time you are in your family physician’s office. With the advent of the medical abortion, the practice of abortion is moving from the surgical clinics to your local doctor’s office. As you can see by this conference being offered by the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, there is a push to make medical abortion a standard part of your family doctor’s scope of practice.
I recommend that you ask your family doctor if he or she offers abortion services. If so, I encourage you to look for a new doctor. Let your doctor know that you are uncomfortable trusting your healthcare to someone who does not acknowledge the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.