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Why Religious Exemptions Hurt—and Why Catholics Oppose Them
Catholics for Choice, Call to Action, DignityUSA and Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) met on Capitol Hill to discuss the aftermath of Hobby Lobby v. Burwell and ongoing demands from the bishops under the guise of “religious liberty.” These leading Catholic organizations, everyday Catholics and Catholic policymakers spoke out against harsh religious exemptions that hurt all Americans, particularly the poor and the marginalized.
New polling of more than 1,000 American Catholics reveals what everyday Catholics think about issues such as abortion access, health insurance coverage for birth control, stem cell research, and religious exemptions for tax-funded organizations. Read more.
Catholics Unite to Defeat Colorado Personhood Ballot Measure
Catholics in Colorado joined their neighbors, friends and family in defeating a ballot measure that would have banned abortion in all circumstances and limited access to contraception and other reproductive health services in the state. These everyday Colorado Catholics spoke out in the weeks leading up to the defeat of Amendment 67 by a 2-to-1 margin, showing support for women’s moral autonomy and their right to make conscience-based decisions about their own health and lives. Read more.
Catholic Theology the Bishops Won't Talk About
It’s not just regular Catholics that are being left out of the bishops’ synod. There’s more to Catholic teaching on sexuality and reproductive choices than you’ll hear from the Vatican. Watch this video to learn about some of the best kept secrets about Catholicism on these issues that are critical to Catholics today.
Family Planning vs. Abortion
The most recent issue of Conscience takes on abortion stigma and asks tough questions about how pitting contraception against abortion is a disservice to women. Read the entire issue here.
Coalition for Liberty & Justice
Liberty and Justice for All
A new short film from the Coalition for Liberty & Justice shows what happens when religious extremists in the US use religion as a license to discriminate against hospital staff, teachers and other workers who do not conform to the extremists’ views of what is acceptable. This discrimination takes place using your tax dollars. Read more.
Contraception Coverage at the Supreme Court
Catholics for Choice Supports Real Religious Liberty
We are disheartened by the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Burwelll v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases.
You can find additional resources about religious liberty on our resource page.
- Why Religious Exemptions Hurt—and Why Catholic Oppose Them
17 November 2014
- Catholics Unite to Defeat Colorado Personhood Ballot Measure
5 November 2014
- Catholics in Colorado: The Bishops Don't Speak for Us
21 October 2014
In The News
- New Catholic rules to affect health care services, mergers
12 November 2014
- Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships
11 November 2014
- Desarrollan campaña con latinas sobre los derechos reproductivos de la mujer
11 October 2014