Washington D.C., Oct 5, 2022 / 16:09 pm
President Joe Biden and the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair each have marked 100 days since the overturning of Roe v. Wade: one by advocating for abortion, the other by celebrating the intrinsic worth of every human person.
“The Catholic Church recognizes that all people, born and unborn, have been created in the image and likeness of God, and therefore have inherent dignity, and the right to life,” Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said in an Oct. 4 press release.
The Supreme Court on June 24 issued a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — a case that overturned Roe and frees states to enact abortion policy. Oct. 2 marked 100 days since that decision.
In remembrance of that day, Lori stressed the importance of both the unborn baby and the mother.