Although speakers at the annual summer conference of the Napa Institute found much to celebrate with the Supreme Court ruling that ended abortion as a constitutional right, they acknowledged the path forward is fraught with challenges.
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Pro-life Leader Says Executive Order Is Effort ‘To Appease Abortion Lobby’
A national pro-life leader said President Joe Biden’s July 8 executive order on abortion “confirmed the White House is working to appease the abortion lobby to the detriment of women and their unborn children.”
In New Interview, Pope Francis Talks About Roe v Wade, Resignation Rumors
In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, Pope Francis addressed several hot-button topics, including his health and resignation rumors, the ongoing war in Ukraine, and the recent overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States.
Analysis: As Communion Ban Debate Heats Up Anew, Don’t Count on Rome to Settle it
In itself, Friday’s announcement that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone formally has barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion over her support for abortion rights probably shouldn’t be surprising, and it also may not be very consequential, at least in the short term.
USCCB Calls For Prayer, Fasting on May 13
U.S. bishops have invited Catholics to fast and pray the rosary on Friday, May 13, in response to national tensions over a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, and put abortion law solely in the hands of states.
Bishop Brennan Calls for Prayer and ‘Transformation of Hearts’ as SCOTUS Decision Draws Near
In a reminder to New York Catholics that abortion access will likely go unfettered in the state regardless of federal rulings, the state’s bishops are calling on the faithful to advocate with charity, sensitivity and clarity, and to reaffirm the Church’s commitment to walking with pregnant mothers.
Expert Says Supreme Court Leaked Draft ‘Astonishing and Appalling’
Sherif Girgis said he felt “kind of a gut punch” after the draft of a Supreme Court majority decision was leaked late on May 2. The former law clerk at the nation’s high court couldn’t believe what he called an “astonishing and appalling” move by the leaker.
Pro-life Advocacy Groups Plan Next Steps After Abortion Opinion Leak
Although many pro-life groups immediately reacted positively to the news that the majority of Supreme Court justices seem set to overturn the court’s Roe v. Wade decision, some tempered their reaction with a continued call for more advocacy while others kept a wait-and-see approach until the court issues its opinion in the weeks ahead.
SCOTUS Confirms Leaked Draft is Authentic; Chief Justice Roberts: ‘Egregious Breach of Trust’
The Supreme Court appears set to overturn its Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion for nearly 50 years, according to a leaked initial draft of a court opinion obtained by Politico and published online late Monday, May 2.
Virginia March for Life Message: Advocacy for Unborn Still Crucial
In opening remarks April 27 at the fourth annual Virginia March for Life, Richmond Bishop Barry C. Knestout told participants that their advocacy on behalf of the unborn “was more necessary than ever.”