Friday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs Wade came as little surprise to leaders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) The decision came down as the denomination hosts the 225th General Assembly in Louisville. The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PC(USA), and the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, were among several to express their frustrations over the decision and the expectation that it could lead to nearly half the states in the U.S. placing bans on abortion.

“The Presbyterian Church has been very clear about its position on this matter,” said Nelson. “We still have a lot to say about this issue from the impact on people of color, health and safety, as well as religious freedom.”