Granite City ,
Dehumanizing the vulnerable…this is what the schoolyard bully does before he beats up his victim. He calls the victim names. This lessens his worth. It’s a dehumanizing tactic. The same is done in the abortion industry. A baby is referred to as a “fetus,” “tissue,” “parasite,” and “medical waste,” among other things. That’s why it is easier to attack the unborn. We are to affirm one another, including the unborn, with ennobling language that inspires respect and love. The unborn are precious children, they are our brothers and sisters, and they are the image of God. Let us multiply the language of affirmation as we hasten to the day of their protection!
we ask Your forgiveness for any times our words have dehumanized our brothers
and sisters. Send Your grace to those who speak and write in degrading terms
about the children in the womb. Loosen the tongues of those who do not know how
to acknowledge the humanity and sacredness of these tiny lives. Amen.”