Catholic Bishops Praise Court Decision to Uphold Abortion Ban

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, and Most Rev. David Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, issued a joint statement today in support of Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong’s decision to uphold a 2015 ban on dismemberment abortions.

“We have an obligation to safeguard human life and this decision marks an important step in that effort. Human dignity and the right to life are fundamental principles derived from God’s creation of each individual. We must continue to find ways to respect the inherent value of the human person and to protect the precious gift of the unborn.”