Press Releases - 2019

Statement by Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe, CFC Acting President, on the Trump administration’s new final rule mandating separate premiums

Washington, DC— Not content to simply undermine the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration today released a regulation that has the federal government imposing burdensome restrictions on abortion coverage onto the private insurance market. Statement by Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe, Acting President of Catholics for Choice: “This is yet another of the Trump administration’s […]

A Message from Acting President Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe

For more than 45 years, CFC has worked to engage, educate and embolden prochoice Catholics in the US and abroad. With all that we have to face, there has never been a more important time to lift those voices, bolster our community, strengthen and support prochoice Catholic elected officials, and equip advocates and allies with […]

26 Faith Groups Urge Senate Appropriators to Protect Title X

Catholics for Choice and 25 faith groups today urged members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to block the Trump administration’s implementation of the Title X rule and restore integrity to the program. The signers “are united in our alarm that family planning providers are caught between meeting the needs of their patients and being forced […]

Family Planning Funding is Under Attack

Washington, DC— The deadline for family planning clinics to provide written assurance that they will comply with the Trump Administration’s domestic gag rule is next Monday, August 19. Similar to the Global Gag Rule, the new policy restricts providers and clinics that receive federal Title X funds. Jon O’Brien, President of Catholics for Choice, issued the […]

Trump Administration Again Puts Special Interests Above Public Good

Washington, DC— Yesterday, the Trump administration issued a final regulation under the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights regarding interpretation and enforcement of the federal conscience protections.  Jon O’Brien, President of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement in response: “With this rule, the Trump administration tips the scales of justice […]

President Trump Scores Cheap Political Points at Women’s Expense

Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s anticipated State of the Union address this evening, Catholics for Choice President Jon O’Brien released the following statement: “President Trump’s attack on women’s basic rights as political payback to religious archconservatives is despicable. This is not a president who found religion—this is a president who has no […]

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