California’s Catholic bishops slammed a new plan endorsed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to make the state a “sanctuary” for legal abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
When the Supreme Court starts to hear arguments in a Mississippi abortion case on Dec. 1, the state’s Catholic bishops will watch closely in anticipation of what could be a major victory for the pro-life cause.
Texas state officials Oct. 21 urged the Supreme Court to leave the state’s current abortion law in place, and they also advised the court not to fast-track abortion providers’ challenge to the law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
After a prayer rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 4, Students for Life of America and the Justice Foundation released the “Moral Outcry Petition,” a call for the court to overturn its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide.
The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, introduced in the U.S. Senate and House June 8 and currently moving through various committees in both chambers, “is nothing short of child sacrifice,” said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco.
Texas bishops have applauded the Supreme Court’s decision not to block a new law banning most abortions in the state, noting it’s the first time the nation’s highest court has allowed a pro-life law to remain in place while litigation proceeds in lower courts.
Speakers at the 2021 International Gift of Life Walk-NYC, March 25, called attention to the statistic that more than 62 million babies disappeared via abortion since 1973, the year Roe v. Wade determined that abortion was a constitutionally protected “right.”
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, has drawn scrutiny for her Catholic faith by those who worry she would be open to overturning Roe vs. Wade. Barrett has said judges must rule according to what the law says, not what their hearts tell them.
The president described Barrett as “one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds.”