Reproductive Justice and Health Archives
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.
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.
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.
Purity Police Miss the Point
Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.
A Godsend to Reproductive Health Clinics
Groups offer compassionate, nonjudgmental counseling for women and their families dealing with abortion.
Nothing Says Love Like Great Public Policy
While 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.
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.
The Religious Right Wasn’t Created to Battle Abortion
As 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.
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.
Family Planning Is Key to Healthier Mothers, Babies, and Societies
Faith-based efforts to provide reproductive health services and family planning have dramatically improved the lives of mothers and their children worldwide.
Contraception-Coverage Requirement Strengthens Religious Liberty and Women’s Health
Don’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.
Choosing Justice in the Faith Community’s Fight for Reproductive Rights
The 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.
12 Reproductive Justice and Faith Victories of 2012
Faith leaders this year have helped win 12 important victories in the fight for reproductive justice for all.