As reports surfaced last week of a 60% abortion drop in the state of Texas with the Texas Heartbeat Act now in-effect, the urgency for Catholics to care for mothers who are choosing life has grown exponentially. The Lonestar state performed 5,404 in August with the number dropping to just 2,197 in September with the passage of the six-week abortion ban.
As so many states are moving to advance pro-life legislation and others attempting to codify Roe v. Wade into state law with the pending Dobbs decision, it’s a critical time for the pro-life community including the important work of Walking With Moms in Need.
Kat Talalas, assistant director for pro-life communications for the USCCB’s Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, spoke to the Register about this new pro-life ministry. She pointed out that it’s a pivotal moment for this pastoral initiative.
“It’s also important that, as some states implement aggressive abortion legislation in anticipation of the outcome of Dobbs, we have abundant, comprehensive pregnancy-care resources available to help women choose life with confidence, Talalas explained, adding: “We also have to effectively market and communicate these resources, so that women in those states are aware of meaningful alternatives to abortion. Walking With Moms helps parishes do both!”
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