Life Beyond Roe
Standing with Moms in Need The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and in so doing, affirmed that the U.S. Constitution does not grant a right to abortion. The Court’s decision brings this issue back to the states.
Unfortunately, abortion is widely accessible in Maryland. It is legal through all nine months, and while most providers in the state provide abortion up to 10 to 12 weeks, there are some who will perform second- and third-trimester abortions. Maryland recently passed HB937, which allows non-physicians to perform abortions, and established the Abortion Care Clinical Training Program, at an annual budget of $3,500,000, to ensure that there are a sufficient number of nonphysicians to provide abortion care. Maryland does not require providers to report abortion statistics and continues to seek to enshrine the right to abortion in the state constitution.
Women should be informed of the risks associated with abortion, such as, pelvic infection, incomplete abortion, blood clots in the uterus, heavy bleeding, cut or torn cervix: perforation of the uterus wall, and future childbearing.
As Catholics, we must now increase our efforts to create opportunities that provide women with alternative choices to abortion. The Archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace developed a comprehensive resource for our post-Roe v. Wade landscape. For more information, visit PostRoe v. Wade Resources – Archdiocese of Baltimore (archbalt.org).
While we joyfully welcome the overturning of the 1973 Roe ruling, we know that much work lies ahead in the pursuit of the Culture of Life by voting for pro-life candidates. It is our responsibility to convince individuals of the sanctity of every life and to ensure that each person can see Christ’s love at work in us!
Republican Primary Election: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Each one of us is a cherished creation of God, and we must respect the life that we were given and the lives around us.
There are republican candidates who claim to be pro-life, but have voted for taxpayer-funded abortifacients, which are agents that induce abortion. Others have acknowledged that they will not change Maryland abortion laws, and still others, have voted to restrict healthcare for the elderly based on age.
Before voting on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, visit the Maryland Right to Life website at mdrtl.org/mdrtlpac.html to view the Maryland Right to Life 2022 primary endorsements, which start with the Maryland candidate for governor, Dan Cox, who is referred to as the 100% pro-life candidate.
Open your hearts to life by voting for pro-life candidates, and celebrate humanity that begins at conception and ends at natural death.