Kansas Bishops’ Statement on the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

June 30, 2016

Kansas Bishops’ Statement on the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Decision

Monday, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and to meet the same health and safety standards as other ambulatory surgical centers.  Forty-three years after Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court continues to use tortured reasoning to defend the indefensible, in spite of sonograms and other technological advances that make plain the humanity of the unborn child.  We also know that abortion doctors like Kermit Gosnell, Krishna Rajanna, and others have operated clinics with horrific, unsanitary conditions because of government agencies’ hesitance to scrutinize abortion providers’ operations like they would those of other medical facilities.  The fact that five judges in Washington DC can overrule the decision of a state to put reasonable regulations on the abortion industry highlights the importance of electing public officials who will appoint and confirm good judges not ideologically committed to the travesty of abortion.

Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann
Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas

Most Reverend John B. Brungardt
Bishop of Dodge City

Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger
Bishop of Salina

Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme
Bishop of Wichita