- Sep 23, 2020
The Supreme Court’s most unusual term featured victories for immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms.
Many of the country’s leading pro-life advocates said the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 29 ruling striking down a Louisiana abortion law puts women’s health in danger, allows subpar care of women and gives abortion clinics a pass on “commonsense regulations” for “the sake of profit.”
Religious denominations in the United States have been largely exempt from paying taxes, but some cracks are beginning to show.
The number of protesters is expected to surge this weekend when Texas-based Operation Save America converges on Louisville for a weeklong vigil, with the long-term goal of making Kentucky a national model in its push to end abortion. The group urges state officials to ignore the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 that legalized abortion.
Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, wrote in his 2006 book “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia,” that “human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable, and that the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong.”
Anyone familiar with the full range of Catholic social teaching knows that it’s not a good fit for the left v. right dynamics of American culture, and we got another reminder Tuesday night with President Donald Trump’s pick of Neil Gorsuch as the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch seems likely to align with the Church’s positions on many issues but create possible heartburn on others.