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Catholic bishops set day of fasting, prayer to overturn Roe v. Wade

America’s Roman Catholic bishops are asking the faithful to fast and pray on Friday to overturn the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States.

The bishops issued their call Tuesday after a week of roiling protests, disruptions of church services and vandalism over the leak of a draft opinion in the high court’s current case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. 

That appeal from Mississippi could reverse Roe and the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision that further codified abortion rules across the country.

“In the midst of current tensions, we invite Catholics around the country to join us in fasting and praying the Rosary on Friday, May 13, the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima,” the bishops’ statement read.

The Catholic leaders said prayers should be offered, “For our nation, for the integrity of our judicial system, and that all

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