Bishop Chairmen Respond to Senate Vote on Abortion on Demand Bill

The U.S. Senate last week once again failed to advance a bill that would have imposed abortion on demand nationwide at any stage of pregnancy through federal statute . The Women’s Health Protection Act would have eliminated pro-life laws in every state, forced citizens to support abortion with their tax dollars, and likely would have eliminated conscience protections for individual healthcare providers. The Senate failed to advance the bill with a 49-51 vote, in which Democrat Joe Manchin joined all Senate Republicans in opposition. 

In response to the latest vote, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty, issued a statement expressing their relief that the Senate vote to advance the bill failed for the second time in three months. The chairmen also implored Congress “to stop pushing abortion as a solution to the needs of women and young girls, and instead embrace public policy that fully respects and facilitates these rights and the needs of both mother and child.” 

Click here to read the full statement from Archbishop Lori and Cardinal Dolan.

May 20, 2022 - 2:03pm

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