Maya change in the U.S. Supreme Court move our nation closer to the day when every
human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.
Our Father..., Hail Mary..., Glory Be...
Offer a sacrifice for the intention.(Ideas for fasting.)
Pro-life laws can
and do reduce the abortion rate.
people on both sides of the abortion debate agree that reducing the number of
abortions is a desirable outcome. While some argue that contraception is the
key to reducing the abortion rate, real-world evidence does not back that up.
Instead, research shows that even when women were provided with free "emergency
contraception" ahead of time, the pregnancy and abortion rate remained
statistically equivalent with those who were not provided with it.1 In fact, the availability
of contraception and abortion can increase the rate of unintended pregnancies
(as well as sexually transmitted infections) as studies show that people engage
in more frequent and riskier behavior if they believe their risk has been
On the other hand,
evidence suggests that laws restricting the funding of abortion (like the Hyde
amendment preventing Medicaid funds from going to abortion) or limiting its
availability, involving parents, and providing women with more information
lower the rate of abortion.3 Unfortunately, Roe, its companion case Doe, and some subsequent rulings have been used to invalidate many laws
meant to lower the rate of abortion.
1 USCCB, "Fact Sheet:
Emergency Contraception Fails to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy and
(June 5, 2014) (citing authority),
2 For more
information, see USCCB fact sheets:
3 New, Michael J
Analyzing the Effect of Anti-Abortion US State Legislation in the Post-Casey
Era. State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Feb 11, 2011. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1532440010387397