Local Pro-Life Movement Alternative Proposed As Supreme Abortion Decision Looms

From a controversial local cleric, we notice word of a hopeful movement that MIGHT provide an alternative to painful decisions confronting women and even fewer "options" on the horizon.

Here's the word . . .

"Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, who recently stepped down as head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee, has been working for three years on a program known as Walking with Moms in Need. In a speech to his brother bishops in November, he described the program as “a parish-based, yet nationwide, initiative to better serve pregnant and parenting mothers facing difficulties.”

"The program’s vision, he said, “is that a pregnant or parenting mother in need can turn to any local Catholic parish and be connected with the life-affirming assistance and accompaniment that she needs.”

"It is an ambitious vision, one that would reflect Pope Francis’ idea of accompaniment, walking with mothers in need of assistance and support. The genius of the program is that it could bring together the pro-life and social justice wings of the church, which surely should be united in helping any struggling mother and mother-to-be.

"The archbishop cited statistics showing that women seeking abortions are primarily “poor, young and unmarried.” Too often, abortion is not a desired outcome, but one forced on women by circumstances and a lack of options."

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