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15 Feb, 2016, 13:15 ET Catholics for Choice: Pope and Patriarch Misrepresent the True Meaning of Secularism and Seek to Impose their Beliefs on Others

 On his way to Mexico, Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic church, met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill for the first time since the...


10 Feb, 2016, 14:47 ET Católicas y católicos piden al papa Francisco actuar ya, con respeto a la conciencia y los derechos reproductivos de las mujeres de América Latina

Justo antes de la visita papal a México, Catholics for Choice transmitirá al papa Francisco un mensaje urgente sobre la epidemia del...


10 Feb, 2016, 11:47 ET Catholics to Pope Francis: Act Now and Respect the Consciences and Reproductive Rights of Women in Latin America

In advance of the papal visit to Mexico, Catholics for Choice will deliver an urgent message to Pope Francis about the Zika epidemic in...


01 Sep, 2015, 12:06 ET Catholics for Choice on Francis' Statement on Abortion and What Catholic Women Really Want

Once again, Pope Francis practices what he preaches in his statement today about women and abortion. Francis has announced that priests have the...


11 Feb, 2015, 18:40 ET Catholics Call on Pope Francis to Open Crèche at the Vatican

Today, in light of Pope Francis' comments that he believes "not having children is a selfish choice," Catholics for Choice suggests that the pope,...


05 Nov, 2014, 17:43 ET 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...


21 Oct, 2014, 15:25 ET Catholics in Colorado: The Bishops Don't Speak for Us

  Colorado Catholics are speaking out against a harsh ballot measure that would ban abortion in all circumstances and limit contraception and...


23 May, 2014, 15:48 ET Catholic Leader Calls Out False Dichotomy in Abortion Polling

 "The latest Gallup polling on abortion portrays a false dichotomy between 'prochoice' and 'prolife,'" said Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics...


25 Mar, 2014, 12:00 ET More than 40 Coalition for Liberty & Justice Member Organizations Urge Supreme Court to Reject Challenges to Contraceptive Coverage

As the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments from Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., 44 members of the Coalition...


26 Nov, 2013, 17:00 ET Pope Francis Exposes His Weak Spot on Women

Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, released the following statement about Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii...


26 Nov, 2013, 15:00 ET Catholics Respond to Supreme Court Hearings on Affordable Care Act

Today, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear two challenges to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the Affordable Care Act. (For details of the...


20 Nov, 2013, 10:19 ET Catholics Play Major Role in Defeat of Albuquerque Antiabortion Ballot Measure

Catholics in Albuquerque joined their neighbors, friends and fellow residents in defeating a ballot measure that would have banned abortion in the...


30 Sep, 2013, 11:46 ET Catholics for Choice: Bishops' Hardline Restrictions Written into Government Shutdown Deal

The bishops and their radical allies in Congress showed that they are willing to go to any lengths in their latest gambit in the culture...


09 Jul, 2013, 15:14 ET Catholics in Texas Are Prochoice

Catholics in Texas expressed their opposition to SB 1 and HB 2, bills that will limit abortion access across the state, leaving only five abortion...


02 Jul, 2013, 18:48 ET Catholic Leader Rejects US Bishops' Orwellian Interpretation of Religious Freedom

Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, rejected the Open Letter issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and its...


28 Jun, 2013, 15:49 ET Catholics for Choice: "Obama Administration Caves to Ultraconservative Religious Leaders"

The following is a statement from Catholics for Choice:  "The Obama administration has once again listened to the bishops instead of to...


11 Apr, 2013, 13:31 ET Catholics Frustrated with Obama Administration's Continued Support for Abortion Restrictions

 "Under the president's budget for FY 2014, more than nine million women—women who are young, poor or disabled, as well as women serving...


13 Mar, 2013, 16:39 ET Welcome Pope Francis: The Catholic Church Needs a Change in Culture

 "We welcome Pope Francis," said Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, "and look forward to hearing about his priorities in the...


01 Feb, 2013, 13:40 ET Doing "The Right Thing the Wrong Way"

 Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement today about the proposed rule from the Department of Health and...


29 Nov, 2012, 10:14 ET Catholic Group Calls on Obama Administration to Do the Right Thing on HIV Prevention

Calls for condom provision and access to family planning to support ongoing prevention efforts Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for...


12 Nov, 2012, 12:54 ET Bishops' Meeting Needs to Reflect on Cost of Failed Campaign

As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathers today, Catholics for Choice called on the bishops to engage in a serious...


07 Nov, 2012, 17:07 ET Bishops' Ballot Measures Fail

Voters in five states sent down in flames attempts to legislate preposterous restrictions on reproductive rights, same-sex marriage and religious...


07 Nov, 2012, 13:53 ET Catholic Leader to Obama: We Still Hope for Change

Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, made the following statement today: "Catholics for Choice congratulates Barack Obama on...


25 Oct, 2012, 13:20 ET New Poll: Americans oppose using religion to deny reproductive health services

A new poll, jointly commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union and Catholics for Choice, shows that Americans reject policies that allow...


11 Oct, 2012, 12:58 ET Catholic Voters Reject Political Influence of Bishops

New Poll Reveals How Catholics View Key Election Issues As the two Catholic candidates for vice president prepare to face each other in a...