While pro-abortion protests are getting ready to cause disruption in New York City, the Catholic bishops of the state are celebrating the hard-won overturning of Roe v. Wade.
"This just decision will save countless innocent children simply waiting to be born."
"On this historic day, our gratitude extends to the millions of heroic Americans who have worked tirelessly toward this outcome for nearly a half-century. Women and men, children and adults, believers and non-believers, people of every culture and background have advocated for life. They have been a charitable and compelling voice for the voiceless, and today, their voice has been heard," the statement reads.
The Catholic bishops have been praying and fasting, holding vigils, and offering masses for the last five decades in order to support the sanctity of life.
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"Today, our voice has been heard."
"We call on all Catholics and everyone who supports the right to life for unborn children to be charitable, even as we celebrate an important historical moment and an answer to a prayer."
In May, Politico had published a leaked draft of the ruling, which is under investigation.
“Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views,” said Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion.
Five other justices agreed with the verdict.
Pro-abortion protestors plan to gather in Washington Square Park on the evening of the court ruling.