Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 14, 2022 / 13:00 pm
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has decided to continue its National Prayer Vigil for Life even after this year’s historic overturning of the U.S. Supreme Court abortion case Roe v. Wade.
The decision to continue the vigil, which has taken place on the eve of the annual March for Life since 1979, was announced Friday, Nov. 11, in a press release put out by the USCCB’s Office of Public Affairs.
“The National Prayer Vigil is a time to praise God for the great gift of the recent Supreme Court Dobbs decision overturning the tragic Roe v. Wade decision made almost a half-century ago. State and federal legislators are now free to embrace policies that protect preborn children and their mothers,” Kat Talalas, USCCB’s assistant director of pro-life communications, said in the release.
“Yet, there is still a great need for prayer and advocacy from the faithful, as there will be intensified efforts to codify Roe in legislation and policies at the state and federal levels. Many prayers and sacrifices are needed to transform our culture so that all may cherish the gift of human life and offer life-giving support to vulnerable women, children, and families,” Talalas explained.