U.S. Bishops Commemorate Historic Day, 2 Years Since Roe Overturned

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Monday, June 24, marks two years since the historic Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. The case involved a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks, directly challenging the High Court’s previous precedents set in Roe.

The justices voted six to three to uphold the Mississippi law on June 24, 2022, thus overruling a nearly 50-year precedent and moving the decision on abortion to the states.

There are currently 29 states where abortion is legal, including in New York. In seven states, abortion is legal with a gestational limit of between 6 to 18 weeks. For 14 states, abortion has been either totally or near totally banned. Around 10 states will put the procedure up for a vote in ballot initiatives this November.

U.S. bishops marked this historic day. The bishops of New York are committed to helping moms in need.

They have a resources page designed to help you find a pro-life center near you. Just go to nyscatholic.org/helpformoms/.

There’s also a statewide map that directs you to local Catholic parishes with available ministries.