Almost 24 hours since the US Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, Pope Francis has yet to release a statement. A Vatican Department did, however, praise the court.
Pope Francis remains silent on the ruling of the US Supreme Court yesterday that overturned Roe v. Wade and pushed abortion out of the courts and into the states. However, a department of the Vatican did release a statement.
The Pontifical Academy of Life said Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade “challenges the whole world.”
“The court’s opinion shows how the issue of abortion continues to arouse heated debate. The fact that a large country with a long democratic tradition has changed its position on this issue also challenges the whole world,” the Vatican academy wrote in a statement on June 24.
“The protection and defense of human life is not an issue that can remain confined to the exercise of individual rights, but instead is a matter of broad social significance. After 50 years, it is important to reopen a non-ideological debate on the place that the protection of life has in a civil society to ask ourselves what kind of coexistence and society we want to build,” it said.
The academy’s statement was the first official reaction to the court’s decision issued by an entity linked to the Roman Curia. Pope Francis has condemned abortion using strong language, referring to it as “murder” and on multiple occasions comparing the act of killing an unborn child to hiring a “hitman” to solve a problem.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the president of the academy, said: “In the face of Western society that is losing its passion for life, this act is a powerful invitation to reflect together on the serious and urgent issue of human generativity and the conditions that make it possible.”
Regarding the United States Supreme Court decision that modified the 1973 legal position Roe v. Wade on the issue of abortion, the Pontifical Academy for Life presents the following statement. pic.twitter.com/VJW6sCE053
— Pontifical Academy Life (@PontAcadLife) June 24, 2022
Many Democrats claim to be Catholics and have met Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has even called Joe Biden a good Catholic.
And yet, Biden and Pelosi are pro-abortionists. Maybe this is why the Pope remains silent on yesterday’s ruling.