"O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we
entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of
babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and
the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all
who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and
love to the people of our time."
~ Pope John Paul II, "Prayer for Life", Evangelium Vitae ~