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By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International, October 17, 2022

Father Shenan J. Boquet was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI in August 2011. Father Boquet earned a BA from Saint Joseph Seminary College, a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology

For God and before God, the human being is always unique and unrepeatable, somebody thought of and chosen from eternity, someone called and identified by his own name.”   ― Pope St. John Paul II, 1978 

Sometimes it’s difficult to remember that we now live in a post-Roe America. For nearly 50 years, pro-lifers gave everything to the effort to eradicate that most-appalling of all U.S. Supreme Court decisions, a decision that gave America the dubious distinction of being one of the most extreme pro-abortion nations on earth, and which opened the floodgates to untold millions of abortions – numbering over 63.5 million. 

And yet, suddenly, when it scarcely seemed possible, all the stars suddenly aligned. Suddenly we obtained enough justices on the High Court with courage to risk the wrath of the powerful abortion lobby, and with just the right case to consider, to undo that great injustice. 

As I have explained many times in this space, the overturning of Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson hardly means that our work is done. Indeed, in many ways it is just beginning. With Roe gone, the argument for or against abortion now returns to the individual states. As we are seeing, pro-abortion activists have rallied their troops, pledging never to give up in trying to expand abortion both at the state and federal levels. Our response to this reality, and the on-going threat it means to preborn life, must be to meet their resolve with even greater resolve, tirelessly working to eradicate the violence of abortion and its corrosive and deadly mindset.   ….

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