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Catholics for Choice

How Hobby Lobby Killed Religious Liberty

Jon O'Brien | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is a disaster for women, and we can lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Obama administration.

Polling Shows That Bishops' Campaign Failed

Jon O'Brien | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Catholics know what's at stake, and they're making up their own minds despite the influence the bishops claim, or the relative importance the hierarchy's influence and divisive campaigns garner in the media.

From Russia Without Love

Jon O'Brien | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jon O'Brien

There is no easy answer to demographic decline, and making abortion the scapegoat for decades of neglect to women's well-being will not help. Building a stronger society that supports women and children is the long, slow, sure road to a thriving Russia.

Laura Bassett

Protect Life Act: New Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Refuse To Perform Abortions

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House is scheduled to vote this week on a new bill that would allow federally-funded hospitals that oppose abortions to refuse to pe...

Condom Activists Push Debate At Catholic World Youth Day

Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Sending a small band of young people to talk about condoms at World Youth Day, the triennial C...

Laura Bassett

Steve King: Covering Birth Control Could Make Us A 'Dying Civilization' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new set of guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services this week that will require health insurers to cover bir...

Catholic Women And Contraception: It's Beyond Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Jon O'Brien | Posted 09.29.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

The divide between the faithful and the Catholic hierarchy on contraception has a long history. Now, surveys show that 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women have used family planning methods.

Birth Control? Really? (Yes, Really!)

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 09.19.2011 | Women
Ellen R. Shaffer

Today the Institute of Medicine reported what most breathing humans know more or less reflexively: That contraception is a preventive health care service. Why is this even a question? And why must we answer it now?

hide/seek exhibit

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

We at Catholics for Choice are very disappointed in your decision to remove David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in My Belly." Censorship of the arts is the last thing that an art institution should be doing.

GOP Ploy to Curry Latino Favor Via Puerto Rican Statehood Is Misguided

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

The recent GOP intelligentsia strategy to curry favor for Latino votes via support for Puerto Rican Statehood while opposing immigration reform is misguided, misinformed, and probably disingenuous.

Catholics Call on Pope Benedict to Reconsider Vatican's Ban on Contraceptive Pill

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

It would be a lasting and wholly positive legacy if the current pope lifted the ban on the use of contraceptives to allow Catholics to plan their families.

Stepping Up the Pressure: The Archbishop Comes to the Abortion Clinic

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

Every woman has different life circumstances. Every pregnancy produces different challenges. Who is more able to assess the moral validity of every woman's abortion? I certainly don't think it's the Archbishop.

Truth Is Indeed One of the First Casualties of War

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Despite his carefully nuanced positions, we know that Jim Wallis is anti-choice and opposes access to comprehensive reproductive health services for women.

What Catholics Want in Healthcare Reform

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

American Catholics can picture themselves as patients, and want to be able to get birth control and condoms at their doctor. They also think they can speak for themselves.

We Believe in Health Care Reform

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

When men and women have access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health care, our country is healthier and stronger.

"Don't Be Mad at Me for Wanting to Solve the Problem"

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

An extraordinary relationship between DeLauro (D-CT) and Ryan (D-OH) has been forged that will both help people avoid unplanned pregnancies and assist those who choose to continue a pregnancy.

Catholics for Choice Protest Appointment of Anti-choice Advocate to Senior Position at HHS

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

The appointment yesterday of Alexia Kelley as Director of Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services marks "a defeat for reason and logic."

Pro-Choice Catholic Biden Fits with New Poll of Catholic Voters

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Biden understands the American value of separating personal faith from public duty in our democracy, and his positions on sexual and reproductive health issues demonstrate that clearly.