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Catholics for Choice Applauds DOJ for Suing to Stop Texas’ Dystopian Abortion Ban

September 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 10, 2021
Contact: John Becker, Communications Specialist
Phone: (202) 203-0931

Catholics for Choice Applauds DOJ for Suing to Stop Texas’ Dystopian Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON – Catholics for Choice, which uplifts and amplifies the voices of the majority of Catholics who believe in reproductive freedom, issued the following statement from President Jamie L. Manson regarding the Department of Justice’s suing the state of Texas over its new abortion ban, S.B. 8:

“The United States Department of Justice is bringing the full weight of the federal government to the fight to preserve abortion rights in the Lone Star State and end the frightening vigilante law-enforcement regime created by S.B. 8 that places a bounty on the head of anyone helping a Texan terminate a pregnancy. Attorney General Garland put it best: This legislative assault on an established constitutional right is no less than a “scheme to nullify the Constitution of the United States.” S.B. 8 essentially overturns Roe v. Wade and makes it impossible for the vast majority of Texans to exercise their human right to abortion, disproportionately harming Black, Indigenous, and people of color; young people; immigrants; those struggling to make ends meet; people living with disabilities; and LGBTQIA+ people. As Catholics we believe this law completely undermines our faith-based values of social justice, human dignity, and liberation. It cannot be allowed to stand.”

Catholics for Choice shapes and advances sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to a person’s well-being and respect, and affirm the capacity of all people to make moral decisions about their lives.