On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which asserted that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion and returned the issue to the states.
The people of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) have always advocated for the value of human life, which is made in the image of God. Thus, the church rejoices in this ruling while also praying for those who are hurting and afraid.
For more information on the Synod’s response, read:
• A statement from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison;
• A statement from LCMS Life Ministry; and
• A joint letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland from Harrison and the presidents of the WELS and ELS regarding increased violence against churches, pregnancy resource centers and pro-life organizations.
Also, LCMS Worship provides prayer petitions for congregations to use following the ruling.