The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade – ruling there is no right to abortion under the U.S. Constitution. This decision doesn’t automatically make abortion illegal. States will now decide whether to allow abortions in their jurisdiction. We urge state elected officials to proceed justly, thoughtfully and compassionately. The life of unborn children must be protected, however, women should not be targeted for criminal prosecution for seeking or having an abortion. Furthermore, the holes in our healthcare system and social safety net must be addressed thoroughly if we really care about life.
Since its inception, the AND Campaign’s Whole Life Project has urged the Church to protect, support and advocate for women with crisis pregnancies. We believe in the sanctity of life and also that the pro-life cause shouldn’t end with the birth of the child. The Court’s decision today highlights the need for Christians to address issues like maternal mortality, paid family leave, childcare and education, and economic security for mothers and families.