Press Releases - 2020

CFC Announces New President, Catholic Thought Leader Jamie Manson

29 September 2020   WASHINGTON – Catholics for Choice, which lifts up the voices of the majority of Catholics who believe in reproductive freedom, is pleased to announce that after a nationwide, months-long search, Jamie Manson, a long-time Catholic journalist and thought leader, will take over as president of the organization starting October 19. The […]

Catholics Reject Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

26 September 2020 WASHINGTON – Catholics for Choice calls on the U.S. Senate to safeguard the fundamental freedoms of all Americans, by ensuring that any nominee to the Supreme Court is willing to apply the law impartially and equitably, and rejects discrimination based on religion. Based on her public statements and judicial record, the nomination […]

CFC Statement in Support of Helms Amendment Repeal

CFC Statement in Support of Helms Amendment Repeal Washington, DC—This morning Catholics for Choice joined coalition partners in endorsing the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act, which would repeal the Helms Amendment, which bars U.S. foreign assistance funding for abortion, expanding abortion access globally. Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe, Acting President of Catholics for Choice, issued the […]

Supreme Court Deals Double Blow to Religious Liberty

Supreme Court Deals Double Blow to Religious Liberty Washington, DC— The US Supreme Court has issued two decisions that corrupt one of our most sacred freedoms. In Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (consolidated with Trump v. Pennsylvania), the Court upheld a Trump administration rule allowing broad exemptions to […]

Supreme Court Deals Double Blow to Religious Liberty

Supreme Court Deals Double Blow to Religious Liberty Washington, DC— The US Supreme Court has issued two decisions that corrupt one of our most sacred freedoms. In Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (consolidated with Trump v. Pennsylvania), the Court upheld a Trump administration rule allowing broad exemptions to […]

CFC Commends Court’s Common Sense Decision to Vacate Restrictive Louisiana Law

CFC Commends the Court’s Common Sense Decision to Vacate Restrictive Louisiana Law Washington, DC— Catholics for Choice is relieved to see the common sense decision announced today by the US Supreme Court in June Medical v Russo, upholding its own 2016 landmark decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Today, the Court affirmed individual moral […]

CFC Applauds SCOTUS Decision on LGBT Protections

Catholics for Choice Applauds US Supreme Court’s Decision as a Win for Social Justice Washington, DC— Catholics for Choice applauds today’s decision of the US Supreme Court on Bostock v. Clayton County, GA and Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, affirming employees’ protection against discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and use of reproductive […]

Catholics Believe Black Lives Matter

Catholics Believe Black Lives Matter. Catholics for Choice affirms the value and dignity of every person and stands in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters in the movement for racial justice.   As the nation and indeed world grieves the black lives lost to the violence of racism and bigotry, we mourn their lives […]

Trump Administration Attacks First Amendment on National Religious Freedom Day

National Religious Freedom Day Statement by Acting President Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe, January 16, 2020 National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the 1786 adoption of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.  In this landmark legislation, which inspired the First Amendment to the US Constitution, Jefferson asserts that efforts to coerce the faith or […]

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