Catholic Bishop: Saving Babies From Abortion is the "Civil Rights Issue of Our Time"

Grace Porto

On Wednesday, June 20, Bishop Michael Burbidge, on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a statement celebrating the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision, which overturned the previous ruling of Roe v. Wade.

As Bishop of Arlington and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Bishop Burbidge has been an outspoken champion of the right to life, calling abortion the "preeminent civil rights issue of our time," as CatholicVote recently reported. In his statement on the anniversary of Dobbs, he urges American Catholics to continue defending life.

He reminds Catholics that, while Dobbs has opened more opportunities for defending life, some states have "enacted extreme abortion policies. Children have been left vulnerable to abortion until the moment of birth." Because of these threats to unborn life, Bishop Burbidge encourages Catholic citizens "to engage their elected officials on all issues endangering life."

The Bishop also reminds Catholics that the National Eucharistic Revival, including the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and the National Eucharistic Congress, should be a source of strength when navigating difficult political issues.

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