Week Three: Novena for Life
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Last Updated Date: 
08/17/2018
The U.S. Bishops have issued a nationwide appeal for participation in the Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life. 
 
The Novena runs from  August 3 to September 28.
 
To participate in the Novena and Call to Prayer initiatives sign up at www.usccb.org/pray.
 
In addition to prayer and fasting, the Bishops are calling on each of us to contact our elected officials on Capitol Hill with timely and important Roe Facts over the 9 weeks of the Novena. 
 
Please contact your Member of Congress and two Senators with this week's Roe Fact.
 
Additional Novena prayer and education materials are accessible at www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/take-action-now/call-to-prayer/legal-pro....
 
Message:

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has thrust Roe v. Wade into the news with a disturbing amount of misinformation about the decision.  I write to correct some misperceptions. 

For example, abortion advocates speak as if abortion is health care, a procedure that is morally and emotionally equivalent to surgically removing one’s tonsils or appendix. It is often conveyed as so morally neutral that only a few religious outliers find it objectionable. Yet in reality, the vast majority, over 85%, of OB/GYNs, coming from many faiths or no faith refuse to be associated with or perform an abortion. In addition, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 86% of hospitals were not involved in abortion. Finally, even Roe acknowledges that abortion is unlike other procedures performed by a health professional and that unborn children deserve some protection. Abortion is not health care and we do a disservice to women and health care providers to pretend it is.

I urge you to check out other facts about the extreme abortion policy that Roe forced on our nation.  You can see these facts at www.usccb.org/roe.

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