Catholic Conferences Support State Measures to Restrict Abortion

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In materials on its website, the California Catholic Conference said this effort by state officials 'completely misses a vital, life-affirming point. California is already uniquely situated to respond actively to the needs of women, children, and families.'

WASHINGTON — As many state legislatures consider restrictive abortion measures in current legislative sessions, the Catholic conferences in these states are paying close attention to these bills and urging Catholics to advocate for them.

The abortion bills, proposed by Republican lawmakers, are coming in advance of a decision by the Supreme Court this summer in the Dobbs case involving Mississippi's ban on most abortions after 15 weeks.

If the ruling overturns the court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, it will leave it to the states to make abortion policies.

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