Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2021 / 13:15 pm
In addition to two major pro-life bills, the Texas Catholic Conference has successfully pushed for better support for pregnant and postpartum mothers and their families. This reaffirms that pro-lifers care about women and families, and not only unborn children, says the conference’s executive director.
“I think from a Catholic perspective, it's very clear. And at the legislature, the legislators on both sides of the aisle are very aware that the Catholic bishops support the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death,” said Jennifer Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, in an interview with CNA on Wednesday.
Allmon noted that the state’s Catholic dioceses operate about 40 of more than 200 pro-life pregnancy centers in Texas, assisting women and their children for up to five years after birth. The conference itself has consistently advocated for policies that would directly assist women and their families, she added.
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops is the public policy arm of the state’s bishops. Texas has 15 Catholic dioceses, as well as the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.