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Resources to Respond to the Dobbs Decision 

June 24, 2022
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See below for calls to action, statements, educational resources, and more.

Since 1976, The Episcopal Church has maintained its “unequivocal opposition to any legislation on the part of the national or state governments which would abridge or deny the right of individuals to reach informed decisions [about the termination of pregnancy] and to act upon them.” We uphold the conscience rights of pregnant women and other pregnant persons to determine whether they want to continue a pregnancy. The Episcopal Church views reproductive rights as “an integral part of a woman’s struggle to assert her dignity and worth as a human being.” 

In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, we reiterate our opposition to any legislative, executive, or judicial action at all levels of government that would restrict or limit a woman’s right to choose, or that would limit the rights of women and other pregnant people to access a safe abortion procedure. For us as Episcopalians, this is a matter of faith. Respecting the dignity of every human being means respecting the rights and freedoms of women to control their own bodies, destinies, and future.   

Take Action with the Episcopal Public Policy Network: Urge Congress to Protect the Right to Abortion

Prayers and Statements 

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry 

Summary of General Convention Resolutions on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Health 

Episcopal Church statement on reports concerning Supreme Court case pertaining to abortion 

Resources from Partners 

Find events around the country 

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice 

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