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Reproductive Justice and Health

Reproductive Health Care Is a Human Right: An Interview with Vernita Gutierrez

Sally Steenland interviews Vernita Gutierrez, the director of community engagement for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, San Diego County, about her reproductive justice work.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, April 10, 2014

It’s Personal: Reproductive Justice and Religious Liberty with Rev. Angela Herrera

Just before the Supreme Court hears arguments in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, Sally Steenland discusses religious liberty and reproductive justice with Rev. Angela Herrera.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, March 24, 2014

Connecting Maternal Health, Faith, and Reproductive Justice for International Women’s Day: An Interview with Courtney Fowler

Sally Steenland interviews Courtney Fowler, the conference lay leader for the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, about her work to support maternal and family health.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kissing at AZ State Capitol

Cracking the Edifice of Injustice

The fight for liberty and justice requires persistence and envisioning a more perfect union.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Medicaid Expansion and the Spiritual Side of Health Care: An Interview with Matthew Ellis of Episcopal Health Ministries

Sally Steenland interviews Matthew Ellis, CEO of National Episcopal Health Ministries, about the importance of the church in health care leadership.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

It’s Time to Talk

Contrary to mainstream assumptions, much of the religious community supports a woman’s right to make decisions about her own reproductive health.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave

article icon Issue Brief Paid family leave upholds the value of caregiving, fights against injustice, and helps build healthier families.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Faith Communities Work to Defeat 20-Week Abortion Ban in Albuquerque: An Interview with Joan Lamunyon Sanford

Sally Steenland interviews Joan Lamunyon Sanford, a reproductive justice advocate and the executive director of the New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, about her work to defeat a proposed 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz

Hating Government but Loving Its Programs

The conservatives who engineered the government shutdown are complaining about the new lack of programs and services.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medical care

Faith-Based Providers and the Affordable Care Act

Here’s a look at five ways faith-based providers and the government are partnering to ensure Americans have access to health care under the Affordable Care Act.

By Eleni Towns | Monday, October 7, 2013

Food assistance

Have They No Shame?

Republicans who slash essential programs for those in need are modern-day Pharaohs.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pope Francis

There’s More than One Way to Start a Revolution

Pope Francis’ spiritual humility, intellectual curiosity, and emotional honesty can be a driving force for positive change in the Catholic Church.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Supporting a Faith-Based Right to Reproductive Justice: An Interview with Dr. Willie Parker

Sally Steenland interviews Dr. Willie J. Parker, a reproductive justice advocate and associate medical director of Family Planning Associates in Chicago, about the danger of proposed 20-week abortion bans.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sarah Cole

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right

Despite anti-abortion activists’ rhetoric, abortion and contraception have been legally practiced in America since the Pilgrim’s arrival.

By Ranana Dine | Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ensuring Health Coverage for All

article icon Issue Brief Faith groups call on their states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

By Eleni Towns | Thursday, July 18, 2013

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