Press Releases 2003

Catholics for a Free Choice, NARAL Pro-Choice America Roll Out New Bus Ads for Roe’s 30th Anniversary

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Washington, DC – NARAL Pro-Choice America and Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) announced today that it has purchased ads commemorating the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The ads will go up Tuesday in specially selected high profile bus shelters in Washington, DC, and will remain up for one month.

“This is the largest mobilization in our history,” said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Kate Michelman. “We are pleased to join with Catholics For a Free Choice to educate, mobilize and rally the nation’s pro-choice majority to protect a woman’s right to choose. As pro-choice Americans we must understand that freedom of choice will not survive unless we act to protect it. As people travel through our nation’s Capitol -they will be reminded that the majority is pro-choice.”

“We want to remind the marchers that theirs are not the only voices on this issue. We want these ads to serve as a visual reminder that we will not be silent,” said Frances Kissling, President of Catholics For a Free Choice.

Ad Text:

“America’s Women Celebrate 30 Years of Constitutional Freedom…

  • The right to Choose when and whether to have a child
  • The right to live without fear of arrest, the loss of life or health in an illegal abortion
  • The right to be respected for making thoughtful responsible decisions Women’s Rights are Human Rights”

Catholics for Choice shapes and advances sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to women's well-being and respect and affirm the capacity of women and men to make moral decisions about their lives.