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Health Care

Christians kneeling outside of Supreme CourtFor many people of faith, the fight for health care reform reflects deeply held values that were tested in the political arena and still remain strong.

By Eleni Towns | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Intersection of Faith and Maternal Public Health

Sally Steenland interviews Katey Zeh on contraception coverage, women’s reproductive rights, and family planning, and the intersection of these issues with religion.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, August 15, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Religion and Contraception

Eleni Towns examines the faith perspective on no-cost contraception that kicks off today under Obamacare.

By Eleni Towns | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ministering to Bodies and Souls

This interview with Rev. Elizabeth Barnum is part of a series profiling leaders of the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute, a project of CAP’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative conducted by Sally Steenland.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Building Community and Seeking Justice for Women

This interview with Kyle Meerkins is part of a series profiling leaders of the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute, a project of CAP’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative conducted by Sally Steenland.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Empowering Young Women Through Faith Based Programs

This interview with Lorena Parrish is part of a series profiling leaders of the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute, a project of CAP’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative conducted by Sally Steenland.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, June 21, 2012

Making Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues More Accessible for Young Muslim Americans

Sally Steenland sits down with Urooj Arshad to discuss reproductive and sexual health and the American Muslim population.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, June 11, 2012

Faith and Sexuality

Sally Steenland sits down with Lyndsey Godwin to discuss faith and sexuality, and how they intersect and inform one another.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Giving Birth Is Not a Laughing Matter

We must commit to alleviating the suffering of the world where no woman dies giving life and no child grows up motherless, writes Katey Zeh.

By Katey Zeh | Thursday, May 3, 2012

CAP Launches New Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute

A new CAP project brings together a diverse group of advocates to push back against religious rhetoric that threatens women’s reproductive health, writes Sally Steenland.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Reproductive Justice

Sally Steenland discusses the intersection of religion and women’s reproductive health with Darcy Baxter.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Contraception Is an Economic Issue

Sally Steenland and Jessica Arons explain why family planning is integral to women’s economic security.

By Sally Steenland and Jessica Arons | Monday, April 2, 2012

The Morality of Contraception

Eleni Towns and Sally Steenland argue that the vast majority of people of faith support contraception.

By Eleni Towns and Sally Steenland | Thursday, February 23, 2012

Komen’s Backpedal on Planned Parenthood Funding Put Women’s Health at Risk

The Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to refuse to renew grants to Planned Parenthood has the potential to hurt millions of women, particularly women of color, writes Daniella Gibbs Leger in The Grio.

By Daniella Gibbs Leger | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Why I Wish Catholic Leaders Would Stop Saying Our Church Is Under Attack

Tara McGuinness explains why the Obama administration's compromise on the contraception mandate is not a "war on religion."

By Tara McGuinness | Monday, February 13, 2012