In an article published by National Catholic Register, TCA’s Maureen Ferguson asks if we are prepared for a post-Roe world. She writes:

“For the first time in nearly 50 years, pro-life Americans will descend upon our nation’s capital for the annual March for Life with the well-founded hope that the Supreme Court might finally overturn Roe v. Wade.

Yes, the hope is real that the high court will consign the tragic decision that has resulted in the deaths of 63 million unborn children to the dustbin of history. But the prospect of such a momentous ruling in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization presents a daunting challenge for those of us who care about unborn children and their mothers. Are we ready? Have we built the “culture of life” that Pope St. John Paul II called for in Evangelium Vitae? Are we prepared to accompany mothers in need and to welcome their babies into the world?

The truth is that the construction of a culture of life is still very much a work in progress. The staggering demand for abortion tells us how much work we have before us.

On the one hand, the pro-life community has been supporting mothers in need since the 1970s, founding an extensive network of nearly 3,000 pregnancy resource centers soon after Roe was handed down. The Catholic Church has led these efforts from the start. If the court overturns Roe, however, the needs will skyrocket. Happily, the Church is leading with a new initiative to meet the increased needs of mothers and children in a post-Roe world.

And the Church needs your help.

The new initiative is called Walking With Moms in Need. It is a nationwide but parish-based effort. The vision is a church-wide response to mothers and children in need. The hope is to engage everyone in the pews to build a culture of life in a comprehensive and practical way.

Clearly, the abortion lobby is busy making plans for a post-Roe world. Are we? If your parish has yet to implement Walking with Moms in Need, there is no time like the present. Prayerfully consider teaming up with your fellow parishioners to launch this life-saving program.”

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