Orthodox Christians for Life Statement on the Dobbs Decision
June 24, 2022
Glory to God! Orthodox Christians for Life celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which made abortion through all nine months of pregnancy the status quo in our country for the last 49 years.
While the Dobbs decision does not outlaw abortion but merely returns its legality to the states, it is a momentous victory and a cause for celebration and thanksgiving.
As some states cease abortions immediately and others welcome “abortion tourism,” the pro-life movement is prepared with open arms to support women in difficult or crisis pregnancies through a robust infrastructure of thousands of pregnancy help organizations.
In this new post-Roe era, the mission of Orthodox Christians for Life remains the same: to act as a bridge between the pro-life movement and the Orthodox community, engaging Orthodox Christians in pro-life ministry and cultivating a culture of life.
Now more than ever, Orthodoxy in America must seize the evangelistic opportunity to demonstrate the Church’s uncompromising commitment to the sanctity of human life. Through our growing network of 25+ affiliated parish groups, we are equipping Orthodox faithful across the country to pray for an end to abortion, educate their parishes on life issues, and serve women in need in their local communities by partnering with pregnancy resource centers.
Please join us and the broader pro-life movement in our celebrations on this day and the continuing work before us to end abortion once and for all in this land.