Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

“This is a historic day in the life of our country,” reads a statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in response to the decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn controversial rulings on abortion that had effectively permitted abortion on demand throughout the country.

On Friday, the Court released its decision in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, ruling that the US Constitution does not protect a so-called “right” to abortion. Friday’s ruling, which was decided by six judges in favour and three opposed, overturns the decisions in the landmark abortion cases Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v Casey, which had guaranteed “abortion on demand” throughout the country.

Overturning an unjust law

“For nearly fifty years,” says the US Bishops’ statement, “America has enforced an unjust law that has permitted some to decide whether others can live or die; this policy has resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of preborn children, generations that were denied the right to even be born.”

The statement, signed by USCCB President Archbishop José Gomez and pro-life Committee chair Archbishop William Lori, goes on to note that Roe v Wade, “which legalized and normalized the taking of innocent human life,” marked a “grievous” denial of the truth that all men and women are created equal, with God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Throughout links to other websites are provided solely for the user’s convenience. Geauga County Catholic Pro-Life Coalition(H.E.L.P.) assumes no responsibility for these websites, their content or their sponsoring organizations. The Geauga County Catholic Pro-Life Coalition(H.E.L.P.) and the various churches that make up the coalition do not endorse individual candidates. The sole purpose of the information and articles found is to educate our readers as to the candidates position on the various life issues.  

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: