Thursday, July 29, 2021
(AOB) The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has consistently and unequivocally recognized the full humanity of every person beginning at the moment of conception. This position is informed by Scripture and Holy Tradition and is validated by modern science, which confirms that a new, distinct human organism comes into existence at conception.
The United States Supreme Court will soon hear a major case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenges the precedent set by Roe v. Wade that legalized the abortion of unborn children nationwide. The Assembly of Bishops is pleased to announce that, together with other Christians, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, it is joining an amicus (“friend of the Court”) brief advocating on behalf of these unborn children before the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief argues that, among other things, these unborn children “are our family, our brothers and sisters. Like all members of the human family, they should be treasured and loved.”
Read other Assembly of Bishops’ statements on the Sanctity of Life: