Argentina takes first step towards decriminalizing abortion

The lower house of Argentina’s congress has narrowly approved a bill that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in what has been described as a historic move. The bill was narrowly passed by the chamber of deputies by 129 to 123 votes on Thursday and will now go before the senate. … Continue reading Argentina takes first step towards decriminalizing abortion

The bishops want more control over your health care?

As the Trump administration continues to attack women’s reproductive rights, an important, but little understood trend is already reshaping health care options for women. Catholic-run or -affiliated health care institutions are taking up a growing share of the U.S. health care sector. Why should this matter? Although Catholic facilities are in some ways comparable to … Continue reading The bishops want more control over your health care?

Argentina’s lower house of Congress approves abortion bill

“As Ireland, and Chile before it, have demonstrated, Catholics can be and often are pro-choice,” said Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice. “And indeed Catholic-majority countries can and often do support legislation for safe and legal abortion. Catholics revere individual conscience and support policies that allow all women — especially those without power and … Continue reading Argentina’s lower house of Congress approves abortion bill

Argentina votes to legalise abortion up to 14 weeks

Huge progress. Since Ireland overwhelmingly voted to repeal the eighth amendment, work has been ongoing from TD’s to get the respective Bill through the Dáil. In the meantime, history has been made in another country with regards to abortion laws. The lower house of Argentina’s congress has narrowly approved a bill that would legalise abortion … Continue reading Argentina votes to legalise abortion up to 14 weeks

Argentina congress takes historic step towards legalising abortion

The lower house of Argentina’s congress has narrowly approved a bill that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in what has been described as a historic move. The bill was narrowly passed by the chamber of deputies by 129 to 123 votes on Thursday and will now go before the senate. … Continue reading Argentina congress takes historic step towards legalising abortion

Argentina’s First Step Towards Justice for Women

Washington, DC – Last night, the Argentinian chamber of deputies voted to liberalize their abortion laws. Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, said: “We congratulate the Argentinian chamber of deputies and the Argentinian people for taking a historic first step towards justice for women.  For too long, Argentina’s strict abortion law has unfairly punished women, … Continue reading Argentina’s First Step Towards Justice for Women

A Big Win in Ireland

This past January I became a DC Abortion Fund case manager. I did this because I feel passionately about the right to choose, and being able to exercise this choice in your own community. These values overlap with my day job at Catholics for Choice where we advocate for a person’s moral and legal right … Continue reading A Big Win in Ireland

We will stand with all Janes until they have moral agency over their lives.

Washington, DC -Today the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a lower court ruling that allowed a young migrant detained by officials in Texas to seek an abortion, declaring it moot since the young woman already had an abortion. Catholics for Choice director of communications Cynthia Romero issued the following statement: “While Jane Doe’s case may … Continue reading We will stand with all Janes until they have moral agency over their lives.

Apoyamos a todas las inmigrantes como Jane hasta que se les garantice la autonomía moral sobre sus vidas

Washington, DC – Hoy, la Corte Suprema de EEUU descartó la decisión de un tribunal inferior que le permitió a una joven inmigrante, detenida por oficiales en Texas, de proceder con un aborto, declarando el caso sin resolución dado a que ya la joven ha procedido con el aborto. La directora de comunicaciones de Catholics … Continue reading Apoyamos a todas las inmigrantes como Jane hasta que se les garantice la autonomía moral sobre sus vidas

Aborto: “La teología no puede imponerse a las leyes”, dice un activista católico irlandés

Apocos días del referéndum en Irlanda, donde más del 60% de la población votó por el Sí al aborto legal, Jon O’Brien, uno de sus principales activistas y referente de Catholics for Choice (Católicos por el Derecho a Decidir, agrupación que tiene su sede en el país), expuso ante los diputados argentinos en el último … Continue reading Aborto: “La teología no puede imponerse a las leyes”, dice un activista católico irlandés