Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case, Pittsburgh Catholics cheered the decision.
“Those of us who have worked and prayed to protect unborn children are profoundly grateful that the Supreme Court of the United States has determined that there is not a constitutional right for abortion,” Bishop David Zubik said in a statement Friday.
The 6-3 decision Friday to uphold a strict Mississippi state law reversed nearly 50 years of federal abortion protections. It came about two months after a draft of the opinion of overturning the case was released.
Friday’s news was hailed by area Catholic leaders and some parishioners, even though polls have shown that a majority of U.S. Catholics support abortion rights.