In a letter to Catholics of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Bishop Walkowiak has condemned the passage of New York’s “Reproductive Health Act,” signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 22, 2019, the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Bishop Walkowiak also urged members of the faithful to continue their “vigorous defense of human life at all stages of its existence.” Read the full text of his letter in English and Spanish on our news page.

Following the release of Bishop Walkowiak’s letter, the U.S. Bishops, through their committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement in response to several states moving forward with legislation that would permit a baby to be aborted at nine months.

They have also urged the passage of legislation that would provide babies who survive an abortion attempt with the same degree of life-preserving care as would be given to any other newborn child.

TAKE ACTION: Contact U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters immediately and urge them to co-sponsor and vote for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). A vote on this bill that protects babies who are born alive after an abortion could take place as soon as this week (Feb. 6, 2019).

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