Press Releases

Statement by Catholics for Choice on World AIDS Day

30 November 2016 – On World AIDS Day, we remember those who have died and the communities around the world that have been devastated by this tragic disease. We also express solidarity with the millions who live with HIV and our support for the services and care they need. Children are orphaned, economies are weakened and poverty increases as people die from AIDS. Read more.

ABC Radio – Sunday Nights with John Clearly

12 November 2016 – Catholics for Choice President Jon O’Brien recently toured New Zealand and Australia explaining the position of prochoice Catholicism as the keynote speaker at the Sexual and Reproductive Health conference in New Zealand, and the Family Planning conference in Australia.

Listen to his discussions with ABC Radio’s John Cleary, and Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill.

The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics

Want to understand how to be Catholic and prochoice? Watch this video to hear Catholic theologians tell you how.

 

Stronger when Separate: How to Make Religious Liberty Great Again

On September 16, the Coalition for Liberty & Justice held their second forum on religious liberty.

The conference featured an intersectional group of speakers on women’s rights, LGBT rights, journalism, medicine, and religion. Panel topics include the media’s responsibilities when reporting on religious liberty, how religious doctrine affects the provision of medical services and how recent accommodations allow religious institutions to discriminate.

Watch the recording.

Press Releases

New Campaign: Catholics Support Public Funding for Abortion in Good Faith

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Today, Catholics for Choice launched Abortion in Good Faith, a multi-year campaign dedicated to amplifying the voices of Catholics across the country who want abortion to be accessible and affordable for everyone—no matter how much money they have, where they live or what they believe. The first phase of the campaign includes ads in 20 publications across the country featuring Catholics who support public funding of abortion because of their faith.

Read more about the campaign, and take the pledge at InGoodFaith.us.

Conscience Magazine

Conscience and Autonomy

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In a conference held by Catholics for Choice last winter, dozens of bright people gathered to discuss the meaning of conscience and autonomy. Do they coexist or are they in opposition? How did those concepts develop, and what role have they played in determining our beliefs about abortion and other reproductive health issues?

Featuring articles fueled from our conference, this issue of Conscience magazine goes to the very heart of why we are Catholics for Choice: a belief in both autonomy and conscience.