Respect Life: Abortion & the Law

Abortion and the Law

Do you understand how abortion came to be legal in this country? Most internet searches will turn up results that obfuscate rather than clarify the background for legalized abortion in America. How can you learn the truth?

The pro-life office of the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) has some excellent resources that not only explain Catholic teaching on abortion, but also the legal details about abortion that are rarely explained in secular news. For example, Do You Know Roe? explains how this Supreme Court decision, along with Doe vs. Bolton, legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.

Other resources on this page from the USCCB explain related Supreme Court decisions and include links to the actual Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton so you can find out the truth for yourself.

See also this summary of the legal history of abortion, provided by Students for Life.

Upcoming legal challenges to abortion are provided here by Life Legal Defense Foundation.