Posts Tagged:abortion

Supreme Court must return abortion debate to voters and legislatures, says Mississippi brief

The Supreme Court’s precedents on legal abortion are so tangled and misguided that abortion law should be returned to the people and their representatives in the legislatures, backers of a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks have said. “Finally forced to defend those cases, respondents drive home the stark reality: Roe and Casey are…Read More

Bishops Reject Abortion Funding in Budget Bill’s Health Care Provisions

Two Catholic archbishops Sept. 17 objected to two House committees advancing portions of the $3.5 trillion budget bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, with language that funds abortions being added to wording they support to improve access to affordable health care for all. The funding of abortion, “the deliberate destruction of our most…Read More

Gov. Stitt signs 9 pro-life bills into law

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and several lawmakers held a ceremonial bill signing Thursday for nine anti-abortion laws. The laws include banning abortions if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, and only doctors board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology can perform an abortion. All nine bills and their authors are listed below: SB 918 restores Oklahoma’s…Read More

Statement from Oklahoma Catholic Bishops on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Texas’ Heartbeat Abortion Ban to Go Into Effect

OKLAHOMA CITY — Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal to block a Texas law that will ban abortion upon the detection of a fetal heartbeat. The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, and the Most Rev. David A. Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, issued the following joint statement: “This…Read More

“Devout” Catholic President Blasts Texas Pro-Life Law

The nation’s second Catholic president blasted a new pro-life law on Wednesday that banned most abortions in Texas President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. said in a statement that the new state ban on abortions after six weeks “will significantly impair women’s access to the health care they need, particularly for communities of color and individuals…Read More