| By Shelley Metcalf

Reaction to Supreme Court decision

Bishop Joe Vásquez of the Diocese of Austin said he is grateful for the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“While this decision places the issue of whether to permit elective abortions before each state legislature and does not prohibit abortion across the country, it is a major step in helping to save lives by protecting children in the womb,” Bishop Vásquez said.

He said the church remains committed to protecting human life from conception until natural death.

“We remain committed and will not waiver in accompanying mothers who face unplanned pregnancies,” the bishop said.

If you or someone you know is facing an unplanned pregnancy, there are many organizations and resources available to mothers and fathers including: