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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 and say, “No more!” This is a watershed moment in which our faith’s fundamental principle of social justice demands we stand in solidarity with the vulnerable and lift up the voices of the marginalized in our society.
Catholics for Choice’s work is rooted in our core values. Three of these—Commitment, Compassion and Courage—compel us to shout our deep feelings from the rooftops. Two others—Honesty and Respect—call us to step back to honor those most affected by the injustices still present in our society.
As we honor and amplify the authentic voices seeking racial justice, we recognize that reproductive equality without racial equality is no equality at all. Reproductive justice without racial justice is no justice at all.
Informed by our faith’s tradition of social justice and the belief in the dignity of each person, we vow to act justly, show mercy, walk humbly and affirm: Black Lives Matter.Catholics for Choice shapes and advances sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to a person’s well-being and respect and affirm the capacity of all people to make moral decisions about their lives.