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Syracuse diocese celebrates SCOTUS ruling against right to abortion

The entrance of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
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The entrance of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

The local religious community is celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a decades-long right to abortion.

Lisa Hall of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse says it feels like their advocacy has paid off.

“Knowing that the unborn will be protected in law—at least somewhat at the highest levels in our land—it's a day for celebration,” Hall said. “We’ve worked long and hard for that to have the unborn recognized in that way.”

However, Gov. Kathy Hochul says abortion will remain legal in New York. Following the high court’s decision, Hochul’s office rolled out a new campaign that promotes access in the state.

Gabriel is a graduate student at the Newhouse School at Syracuse, with an M.S. expected in the summer of 2022. Gabriel is a writer for Syracuse on SI and a proud member of the NLGJA. Follow him on Twitter at @gabe_julien.
Tarryn Mento is an award-winning digital, audio and video journalist with experience reporting from Arizona, Southern California, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Tarryn produces in-depth and investigative content for WAER while overseeing the station's student reporter experience. She is also an adjunct professor at Syracuse University.