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Some religious leaders celebrate the collapse of the Roe v. Wade case, while others are "deeply sad."

Religious Americans have broadly divided views on abortion, and the reaction from the leaders of the faith is: After the US Supreme Court, it ranged from uplifting to angry. Roev. Overturned Wade. This is a groundbreaking decision in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide.

Friday's ruling is welcomed by major Catholic bishops, even though the majority of American Catholics uphold the rights of abortion it was done.

"We recognize that the Catholic Church has people on both sides of the question," said William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, who chairs the Prolife Activities Committee of the American Catholic Bishops' Council. I am. "But what we are finding is that as people become more aware of what the Church is doing to help pregnant women who are having difficulty, their minds and minds begin to change.

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The decision was also welcomed by many evangelical Christian leaders, including Bad Barber, the newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Union, the largest Protestant sect in the country. The Southern Baptist Convention "is pleased with the decision," he said.

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However, this decision is expected to lead to a total ban on abortion in more than 20 states, including Michael. It was blamed by the main Protestant leaders of the department. Curry presides over the Bishop of the Anglican. "I am deeply sad," he said.

Some Jewish organizations have stated that this decision violates the Jewish tradition of accepting the need for abortion.

Nadiah Mohajir, co-founder of Heart Women and Girls, a Chicago nonprofit working with the Islamic community on reproductive rights, expressed disappointment. What we see here is a very small number of privileged people who are trying to impose a narrow Christian understanding of when life begins.

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 Here are some more reactions from the faith Leader:

"The announcement of the Dobbs decision points to a true turning point in the pro-life movement, which is Christian. It's a moment when supporters and many others have been working hard for 50 years .... When this chapter is nearing the end, we need to understand that this is not the end of our important work. Abortion. The issue is now being handed over to the state, many of which are considering whether they are implementing some of the most abominable abortion proposals to date. "— In a statement, SBC Ethics&Brent Leatherwood, acting chairman of the Religious Freedom Commission.

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"Today's Supreme Court ruling ... Abandoning nearly 50 years of precedent, life and happiness of unselected birthers To continue pregnancy. God loves and cares for those who have an abortion, and so does the United Church of Christ. "—In a joint statement, the Secretary of State of the United Church of Christ. ..

"The ban on abortion places greater value on the life of the fetus than on pregnant people and violates both Jewish law and traditions, as well as American religious freedom. Only people seem to enjoy religious freedom, which makes the whole concept meaningless. "— Sheila Katz, Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Jewish Women, said in a statement.

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"This is a historic day in the life of our country, a day that stirs up our thoughts, feelings and prayers. America Has enforced unjustified laws allowing others to decide whether to live or die for nearly fifty years. This policy has killed tens of millions of prenatal children ... We mourn their loss and entrust their souls to God. "— In a joint statement by José Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, Chairman of the American Catholic Bishops' Council, and William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore.

"The Catholics on the right have reduced the teachings of the Church into one problem, combining conservative movements and weapons against the Church's teachings on consistent living ethics and the public interest for decades. This ruling is the culmination of that false campaign. "— Via John Gering, the Catholic Program Director of Face in Public Life, a Washington-based clergy network.

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"This Supreme Court has a constitutional right to abortion in the opinion that it is a direct attack on the separation of church and state. Abolished. Religious freedom demands the right to abortion so that people can make their reproductive decisions according to their principles .... The American Union brings this argument to our courts. Preparing for a free litigation. "— Rachel Laser, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Union for Separation of Church and State, a group of secular Americans, in a statement.

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"This The historic Supreme Court ruling is without 50 years of patience, affection, and diligent efforts by people of all faiths in a variety of disciplines, including social service, religion, law, medicine, culture, education, policy, and politics. It happened, but our work has just begun. "— In a statement, Salvatore Cordileone, Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco.

"Today's ruling is further evidence that the far-right regressive political agenda has reached the Supreme Court of the country. Physical autonomy and self-determination are inclusive and multidimensional. It is a deeply rooted humanist value that is important for achieving a prosperous society in. The right to access to abortion is radical evangelical and to undermine the well-being of our society by controlling women. It was a matter of cultural warfare used by the White Christian Nationalist Movement. "— In a statement, Nadya Dutchin, Managing Director of the American Humanitarian Association.

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"I support the right to life .... but that's not my choice. Most Caucasians When it passes a law that affects the blackbody, it criminalizes the plight of the poor. When a child is born, there are disparities in medical care, education, housing, and employment. Not much for children outside the womb. I couldn't care. It's a sad day in America. "— In an interview, Rev. Clinton Stansil, Chief Rev. of the Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church in St. Louis.

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"The state is now in an abortion-free state, and millions of innocent lives will be spared from the barbaric practices of abortion. This is a human rights victory beyond all else and a selfless professional life. It justifies decades of tireless efforts by individuals and organizations. ”— In a statement, Troy Newman, president of Operations Rescue, an anti-abortion group.

"I am deeply saddened .... I have been ordained for over 40 years and have been a minister in a poor community. I have witnessed the negative effects of this decision directly. … Today's decision institutionalizes inequality, because women with access to resources can make moral decisions in ways that women without the same resources cannot. ”—In the statement. And Michael Curry, the bishop of the Episcopal Church.

"More than ever, those who value the lives of all human beings must show their commitment not only in their words but also in their actions. We We must encourage parliamentarians to protect the fetus and provide compassionate support to help women choose their lives. ”—In a statement, Adam Greenway, President of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminar. ..

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"This court has no legitimacy. We will not live by this decision." — Twitter Via Rev. Jackie Lewis, Senior Minister of the New Middle Collegiate Church in New York City.

AP Religious Team journalists Holly Meyer, Luis Andres Henao, Peter Smith and Deepa Bharath contributed to this report.

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