From the Diocese of St. Petersburg:
As our nation awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, we join together in prayer and expectant hope that states will again be able to protect women and children from the injustice of abortion. As we affirm the value of every human life, we welcome the possibility of saving countless unborn children as well as sparing women and families the pain of abortion. The Catholic Church has a long history of service to those who are most vulnerable and remains the largest private provider of social services in the United States. Through the sacrificial efforts of faithful Catholics, the Church serves millions through diocesan ministries and agencies, Catholic hospitals and healthcare systems, immigration clinics, shelters, and Catholic schools and parishes. The Catholic Church is also a leader in advocating and praying for an end to the injustice of Roe v. Wade that left a whole class of human beings, the preborn, outside the protection of the law. Here are some helpful resources for Courageously Living the Gospel of life so that all human life is protected in law and welcomed in love.