USCCB Pro-Life Chair Reflects on Advocacy Amid Gains and Setbacks

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-life Activities took some time before the march got underway to speak with OSV about the continued importance of the March for Life a year and a half out from the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health which overturned Roe v. Wade and sent abortion policy back to the states.

Fed Appeals Court: ER Doctors Are Not Required to Perform Abortions

A federal appeals court ruled Jan. 2 that emergency room doctors are not required to perform abortions, going against guidance issued by the Biden administration that said these doctors could perform abortions, even in states where the procedure is banned, to stabilize the health of the mother.

Supreme Court to Take Case on Abortion Pill Availability

The Supreme Court agreed Dec. 13 to look at a dispute over the availability of a commonly used abortion pill, mifepristone, making it the first abortion case it will hear since its decision overturning Roe v. Wade last year.