Catholic Bishop Statement On Roe V Wade Court Ruling

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PASTORS AND PRIESTS IN MANY CHURCH SERVICES AROUND THE REGION MADE MENTION OF THIS PAST WEEK’S RULING BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT THAT OVERTURNED ROE V WADE AND WILL ALLOW INDIVIDUAL STATES TO DETERMINE ABORTION POLICY

BISHOP WALKER NICKLESS OF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF SIOUX CITY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING THAT HE WAS PLEASED TO SEE THE DIRECTION OF OUR STATE AND FEDERAL JUDGES MOVING TOWARD PROTECTING INNOCENT LIFE.

THE BISHOP SAYS ALTHOUGH THE RECENT ACTIONS OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE SUPREME COURTS ARE GOOD NEWS TO ALL WHO BELIEVE IN THE SANCTITY OF LIFE, THERE IS MUCH MORE WORK TO BE DONE.

HE ASKS ALL CATHOLICS AND PEOPLE OF FAITH TO CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR AN END TO ABORTION IN OUR STATE AND OUR NATION.

ON JUNE 17, THE IOWA SUPREME COURT REVERSED ITS 2018 DECISION THAT RECOGNIZED A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO ABORTION AS PART OF THE IOWA CONSTITUTION.

THE COURT ALSO SENT BACK TO A LOWER COURT THE 24-HOUR WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A WOMAN CAN HAVE AN ABORTION.