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God created the human person in His image and likeness as the pinnacle of all creation. Each of us bears an image of God’s glory. Through Christ, God further revealed to us the dignity of all human life. Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross powerfully demonstrates God’s desire for us to share eternal life with Him. The value of human life must be truly great for the Son of God to make it the instrument of our salvation. Human life, as a gift from God, is sacred and inviolable. Therefore, human life must not only not be taken, but it must also be protected with loving concern.

Since 1973, the laws of our nation have denied these truths and failed to protect vulnerable children in the womb. The tragic U.S. Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade has allowed for the destruction of millions of innocent lives through legalized abortion. The Supreme Court is now in the process of deciding a case that has the potential to weaken, or even overturn, Roe v. Wade.

As the Court prepares to release its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Christians across the country are uniting in prayer for this important case. Society as a whole must respect, defend and promote the dignity of every human person, at every moment and in every condition of that person's life. May we commit ourselves to urgent prayer and fasting, that the Court may act to uphold the dignity of unborn human life.

Act (Choose one.)

  • Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians are praying together for the outcome of Dobbs. Pray a decade of the Rosary for this month’s intention.  
  • Choose a favorite food or beverage item that you have regularly and give it up for a day. Consider abstaining from meat, giving up your morning coffee, or sacrificing snacks or desserts.
  • Offer some other sacrifice or prayer that you feel called to do for this month’s intention.

One Step Further

Learn more about Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in this simple overview. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently reviewing this case, which could weaken or overturn the Court’s previous decision in Roe v. Wade.

Did You Know?

From USCCB, you can sign up to receive monthly prayer intentions and information related to the Dobbs case at