This prayer service was written by Louis Canter, OEF to reflect on the effects of abortion and the hope of reconciliation and forgiveness for transgressions against life. The text is from Sacred Scripture and the poems are from women who have had abortions. Narrations reflect on the effects of abortion. This is a message of respect of all life. Life is sacred. Life is a gift. This work will be performed in its entirety with full orchestra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe on Oct. 28 at 7:30 pm.