Missional Catholics

Building a pro-life culture demands boldness, creativity

It has been almost two years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that there is no constitutional right to abortion. In the latest episode of Archbishop George J. Lucas’ video podcast, “Missional Catholics,” the archbishop talks to a moral theologian about the current – and unexpected – state of the pro-life movement post-Dobbs.

Charlie Camosy, Ph.D., a professor at the Creighton University School of Medicine and the Msgr. Curran Fellow in Moral Theology at St. Joseph Seminary in New York, discusses the fallout from the landmark Dobbs decision. Dr. Camosy and Archbishop Lucas note that instead of ushering in an era of respect for life, several losses on the state level have led to confusion and demoralization among many in the pro-life movement.

Archbishop Lucas and Dr. Camosy also discuss the way forward for the pro-life movement, including the need for the pro-life movement to position itself as a justice-centered movement that includes prenatal justice. Essential to this movement is helping people on both sides of the abortion issue understand that intimate partner violence is a significant factor when it comes to women seeking abortions.

Dr. Camosy invites people to be bold and creative in the fight against the culture of death. This includes helping women escape toxic situations that make them feel that abortion is the only way out.



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