On This Day

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On this day …

We mourn more than 62.5 million lives violently taken, their remains casually discarded.

We shoulder the pain of their mothers who were told they had no option.

We grieve alongside fathers who never knew of their child or were told they had no rights.

We forgive seven Supreme Court justices, blind to the inalienable right to life of preborn American citizens. These men couldn’t have known the evil they would unleash, on this day …

We stand determined (“Keep your chin up,” my dad used to say). We will illuminate the truth, speak the science of life, devise ways to help our women in need and protect their unborn children.

On this day . . .

You and I have been called to care. We have heard the call loud and clear, because that’s how our movement works! That’s how love works. You can’t turn away from this movement, because you’d be walking away from love. 

So, how will you respond, on this day?

Me?  I will continue to set an example for my four children. I will learn what I need to know to teach them and plant my feet firmly, because they will test me, as kids do. I will seek God’s grace to meet inevitable opposition from adults and shine the light of truth on the paths they walk. I will offer a prayer of thanksgiving for my predecessors and colleagues at Massachusetts Citizens for Life, who, on January 23, 1973, established the cornerstone of the Commonwealth’s pro-life movement. I will offer a prayer for the thousands, who, year after year, followed their lead to defend innocent life. And I will pray for you and all you will do to save a life . . . on this day. 


Myrna Maloney Flynn is the president of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. This article is an excerpt from a longer statement Flynn published on the organization’s Facebook page on Friday, January 22, 2021, the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized elective abortion nationwide in the United States.