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Administration's Fix is a Farce
25 August 2014 -“The real problem right now is that too many women have no coverage for contraceptive services: those working for churches, dioceses and some schools and charities throughout the US,” said Catholics for Choice president Jon O'Brien. “If the Obama administration was serious about fixing contraceptive coverage regulations, it would have reconsidered discriminating against these women by saying their religious liberty doesn’t matter because of where they work. But instead, the administration has done them and their dependents a disservice, leaving them subject to the whims of their employers rather than delivering on the president’s promise of comprehensive preventive healthcare for all Americans.” Read more.
MEssage from the President
How Hobby Lobby Killed Religious Liberty
21 July 2014 - The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a disaster for women, and we can lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Obama administration. In a futile attempt to keep religious extremists onside, the administration threw some women’s rights under the bus. In doing so, the president’s team failed politically, professionally and personally to do what they said they stood for when Obama ran for election in 2008 and re-election in 2012. Read more.
LETTERS & OP-EDS
After Hobby Lobby, What Next for Employees?
6 July 2014 - “E.J. Dionne is right that the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case created “an entirely new legal regime” [“Supreme Court reveals its class bias,” op-ed, July 3]. But the fault lies in the one area that Mr. Dionne lauded: the Obama administration’s history of bending over backward to appease religious extremists. Read more.
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.
Letters & Op-eds
Whose freedom are the bishops protecting?
In the Baltimore Sun, Catholics for Choice president Jon O'Brien notes that the bishops' "freedom to serve" rings hollow for women and men everywhere who, because of the bishops' discriminatory practices, are not free to serve. Read more.
Using Religion to Discriminate
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops and its ultraconservative allies have been especially vocal in claiming that religious liberty is under threat. But a cursory examination of their arguments shows that they do not stand up to any scrutiny. This issue of Conscience takes a long, hard look at what’s at stake in the ongoing debate over real religious freedom. Read the entire issue here.
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.
"The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics"
“The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” is a new documentary-style film produced by Catholic for Choice. Featuring interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics, it sets the record straight about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality.
- Administration's Fix is a Farce
25 August 2014
- Supreme Court Hands Reins to Religious Extremists
30 June 2014
- New Video: Hobby Lobby Case Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg
24 June 2014
In The News
- Religious opposition and hostile press obstruct pro-choice campaigners in El Salvador
Thomson Reuters Foundation
15 August 2014
- The Supreme Court's Radical Right Wing Majority: Waging War on Women And Boosting Corporate Power
30 June 2014
- The Supreme Court Rules on Hobby Lobby Case
Al Jazeera America
30 June 2014