On Monday (June 27) the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas pro-life law that included two provisions for protecting women’s health. In the wake of the Court’s decision, Christian leaders responded.
Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, stated: “Three years ago I stood on the steps of the Capitol with our now Governor Greg Abbott urging for the passage of this bill, and I think this is a sad day not only for the state of Texas, but for women.”
On his blog, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, also condemned the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision:
“The Supreme Court has ruled that the state of Texas’ common-sense laws on abortion clinics are unconstitutional. This is a grievous affirmation of the Court’s commitment to a radical abortion ideology, one that puts unborn children, women, and families at the mercy of a ruthless industry.”
Evangelist Franklin Graham said in a Facebook post that “I’m not surprised that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state of Texas’ regulations on abortion today—but I am disappointed. In the absence of more conservative justices, rulings are going the other way.”
Graham went on to stress how critical the next president’s Supreme Court Justice appointment will be to America’s future, and the future of the pro-life movement.
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