July 20th.   A special moment in the groups was when they reflected on pregnancy.  Who remembers their first pregnancy?   What was it like?  Wanted, unwanted, a worry? In those days we didn’t have all this information about family planning.   Did you eventually get to love this tiny being growing inside you, or of her?   That had been a really challenging question. There was one in the group who had had an abortion and she, like the others, was guided to revisit that time, so as to experience a sense of healing. Scripture:   Before I formed you in the womb I knew you and before you were born I consecrated you.”  Jeremiah 1:4-10.  Pope Francis:   How can we issue solemn declarations on human rights and the rights of children if we then punish children for the errors of adults?  If a child comes into this world in unwanted circumstances the parents and other members of the family must do everything possible to accept that child as a gift from God and assume the responsibility of accepting him or her with openness and affection.  AL 167