Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans
A STATEMENT RESPONDING TO THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN JUNE MEDICAL SERVICES V. RUSSO
Today the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in the June Medical Services v Russo case to strike down a Louisiana law that would have required abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges. This is very disappointing to us as people of faith who believe in the dignity of human life. We believed this law would have protected women from the possibility of harmful medical care preventing long-term health issues for them and saving lives.
As Catholics, we see abortion as an action that denies the fundamental human right to life and harms women physically, mentally, and emotionally. We will continue to pray and fight for justice for mothers and children and offer them the support needed to choose life. We invite all people of faith to pray for women seeking abortion, often under enormous pressure, that they will find alternatives that truly value them and the lives of their children.