As the nation awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s most significant abortion ruling in decades [Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization], the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairmen of eight USCCB committees joined together “in prayer and expectant hope that states will again be able to protect women and children from the injustice of abortion.”

“As we affirm the value of every human life, we welcome the possibility of saving countless unborn children as well as sparing women and families the pain of abortion,” they said in a statement released late March 21….

In their statement, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, USCCB president, and the chairmen of USCCB committees concerned with pro-life activities, domestic and international policy, evangelization and other issues reviewed the years of outreach by the Catholic Church through various initiatives, parishes, agencies other entities to pregnant women in need and their children and families….

“We exhort our nation to prioritize the well-being of women, children, and families with both material resources and personal accompaniment so that no woman ever feels forced to choose between her future and the life of her child,” they added.

Besides Archbishop Gomez, the bishops who signed the statement and their committees are: Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane, Washington, Catholic education; Auxiliary Bishop Robert Reed of Boston, communications; Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota, evangelization and catechesis; Archbishop Paul  Coakley of Oklahoma City, domestic justice and human development; Bishop David Malloy of Rockford, Illinois, international justice and peace; Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, laity, marriage, family life and youth; Auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville of Washington, migration; and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, pro-life activities….

The above comes from a March 21 story by Catholic News Service.