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Reproductive Justice and Health Archives

There’s More than One Way to Start a Revolution

Pope FrancisPope 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

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right

Sarah ColeDespite 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

Purity Police Miss the Point

Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Godsend to Reproductive Health Clinics

Groups offer compassionate, nonjudgmental counseling for women and their families dealing with abortion.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nothing Says Love Like Great Public Policy

Mother's DayWhile cards and flowers are fine Mother’s Day gifts, public policies that make life better for moms are the best way to honor all they do.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Reproductive Justice, Religious Liberty, and Pluralistic Democracy

Sally Steenland talks with Rabbi Dennis Ross, a religious advocate and congregational rabbi, in the third interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Religious Right Wasn’t Created to Battle Abortion

Antiabortion rallyAs the Supreme Court hears arguments in cases on marriage equality, many fear a decades-long backlash reminiscent of that after Roe v. Wade. It is important, however, to remember the real story behind the formation of the religious conservative movement.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Millennials Link Sexuality, Justice, and Faith

Sally Steenland interviews Samantha Griffin on Millennials' view of Roe v. Wade and how faith can inform and deepen conversations about reproductive justice.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Family Planning Is Key to Healthier Mothers, Babies, and Societies

Mother and newbornFaith-based efforts to provide reproductive health services and family planning have dramatically improved the lives of mothers and their children worldwide.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Contraception-Coverage Requirement Strengthens Religious Liberty and Women’s Health

President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusDon’t be fooled by opponents’ claims of religious-liberty infringement—the new contraceptive-coverage provision announced last week does no such thing. It does, however, enhance women’s health.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Choosing Justice in the Faith Community’s Fight for Reproductive Rights

Abortion-rights activist and National Organization for Women (NOW) member Erin Matson, right, and others, holds up a signsThe Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling removed the legal impediments to reproductive choice, but it’s up to society, led by the faith community, to excise the stigma and shame.

By Rev. Matthew Westfox | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Abortion rights rally article icon Issue Brief The Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at the Center for American Progress marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

By the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute | Tuesday, January 15, 2013

12 Reproductive Justice and Faith Victories of 2012

Nancy PelosiFaith leaders this year have helped win 12 important victories in the fight for reproductive justice for all.

By Eleni Towns | Friday, December 21, 2012