6: The Politics of Abortion


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The leak of a draft opinion that Roe vs Wade may be soon overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court has inflamed political tensions throughout America and led to attacks on Catholic churches and the disruption of Masses.
The judgement is not only controversial because it created the federal legal framework for the 62 million abortions in the United States performed since 1973 but also because of its apparent lack of legal coherence.
In this sixth episode of Merely Catholic, Dr Gavin Ashenden speaks to Richard Doerflinger, former associate director of the U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-life Activities, about why Roe vs Wade has to go.

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