Rev. Franklin Graham, other faith leaders react to 'significant' SCOTUS abortion ruling

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The Supreme Court of the United States has handed down a ruling on Friday, June 24, 2022, voting to overturn Roe v. Wade and the subsequent case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

The Friday ruling gives states the power to set their own abortion laws. The Roe ruling had for nearly half a century permitted abortions in the first two trimesters of pregnancy.

Strong faith-based reaction is coming in from a variety of individuals and corners.

Speaking first to Fox News Digital about his reaction, Christian evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham, the CEO and president of Samaritan's Purse as well as the CEO and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said on Friday morning, "The United States Supreme Court just announced one of the most significant rulings in my lifetime — officially voting to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision because it was ‘egregiously wrong from the start,’ as stated by Justice Samuel Alito."

Rev. Graham added, "The radical left is calling for a ‘night of rage,’ pregnancy centers are already being vandalized and attacked, and our U. S. Supreme Court justices are being targeted with threats and intimidation."

He also said, "Roe v. Wade, passed 49 years ago, has resulted in the deaths of over 63 million innocent children in this country. Sadly, this decision is not an end to abortion — it pushes the battle back to the states."

"The United States Supreme Court just announced one of the most significant rulings in my lifetime."

"My prayer is that every state will enact protections for children in the womb," added Graham, "and that our nation will value life and recognize the rights of our most vulnerable."

In addition, Pastor Jentezen Franklin, who is based in Georgia, shared this statement on Friday morning with Fox News Digital: "This is a remarkable answer to the prayers of millions of people for decades. I honestly never dreamed in my lifetime I would see this happen. We do not gloat or dare say anything but praise to our God for this courageous and just decision by the Supreme Court."

He added, "Now we must support, love and demonstrate Gods grace and goodness to would-be mothers and the precious children this decision has rescued."

Pastor Lucas Miles at NFluence Church in South Bend, Indiana — a faculty member at Summit Ministries (summit.org) — told Fox News Digital, "Praise God!"

"While as Christians we weep for the precious lives that were lost the past nearly 50 years under Roe," he added, "we rejoice alongside every witness in heaven over the victory that transpired today for the unborn."

"Thank God that our nation’s justices were able to stand strong despite tremendous pressure and threats of personal peril as they overturned the evil that was Roe," he also said.

"Though there is still more work ahead to continue the fight, we pause to recognize the magnitude of t... (Read more)