Respect Life Office
Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte

White Rose Witness: A Diocesan Pro-Life Witness on December 1, 2021

  • On December 1, 2021 the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson, a very important case which concerns the right to life of unborn children.
  • The court will decide whether a Mississippi state law which limits abortion after 15 weeks gestation is constitutional.
  • The case is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, which severely limits the ability of the states to pass laws protecting the right to life of the unborn child.
  • If the court allows the Mississippi law to stand, it could open the door to a whole new range of laws protecting unborn children. But if the court overturns the law, legal protection for the unborn will remain out of reach for another generation.
  • This is a very important time to speak up for the right to life, which Pope St. John Paul II called “the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights” (Christifidelis Laici, 38).
  • We wish to show that our nation would welcome a ruling affirming the right of the states to protect human life before birth.

The White Rose Witness

  • We invite Catholics and all people of good will to offer public pro-life witness on Wednesday, December 1 by wearing an image of a white rose (such as a lapel pin, patch, sticker, etc.) on our clothing for the entire day.
  • We will wear this rose when at work, at the store, with family or friends, wherever we go.
  • When asked why we are wearing it, we will give a simple statement in these or similar words:
  • “I’m wearing this rose because I want the Supreme Court to protect the right to life of every human being from the moment of conception.”

All are invited to offer public pro-life witness by wearing an image of a white rose (such as a pin, sticker, or patch) on their clothing on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. On that day the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an important case (Dobbs v. Jackson) which will determine how far state laws can go in protecting the right to life of unborn children.

We will wear this rose when at work, at the store, with family or friends, wherever we go. When asked why we are wearing it, we will give a simple statement in these or similar words:

“I’m wearing this rose because I want the Supreme Court to protect the right to life of every human being from the moment of conception.”

For more information:

Jessica Grabowski: jrgrabowski@rcdoc.org