Renewed debate of whether the legality of abortion should be managed at the federal or state levels was sparked following the leak of a draft of the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Women’s Health Organization, which indicates the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade.
In a Facebook post Saturday, the son of late-Christian evangelist Billy Graham issued a response to protesters showing up at churches: “GREAT—BRING IT ON!”
“I hope Christians will attend church this Sunday in greater numbers than ever before — to celebrate and thank God for our mothers, and to celebrate LIFE,” Graham wrote. “These protesters are promoting death, not life.”
“And if protesters show up at churches, I hope they will find the churches packed out, and I hope the church will encourage them to stay and listen to the message—maybe they will hear something that will change their lives,” Graham added.
Ruth Sent Us, a liberal pro-choice organization, posted to social media, calling for protests at various Catholic Churches across the country this Mother’s Day.
Another group, Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, also announced plans to protest outside Catholic churches while wearing green costumes from The Handmaid’s Tale to compare anti-abortion values to rape and motherhood depicted in Margaret Atwood’s novel.