Denver Newsroom, Dec 1, 2021 / 14:32 pm
Catholic leaders offered statements and prayers leading up to and following the oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which concerns a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks.
The arguments in favor of the law, heard before the Supreme Court earlier today, directly challenge Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
"In the United States, abortion takes the lives of over 600,000 babies every year. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health could change that,” shared Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore in a statement.
Today, #SCOTUS is scheduled to hear oral arguments in #DobbsvJackson on the Mississippi law banning #abortion after 15 weeks. The question before the Court is whether all pre-viability bans on elective abortions are unconstitutional. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/VsdyfCNgGG— U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (@USCCB) December 1, 2021