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How the Bishops’ Directives Derail Medical Decisions at Catholic Hospitals

The bishops, who claim that Catholic institutions care for the poor and underserved in a fashion that surpasses other nonprofit hospitals, are engaging in a public relations campaign that is more myth than fact.

The bishops are engaging in a public relations campaign that is more myth than fact. Here are several claims you can expect to hear from the bishops—followed by the truth about what health care under the “Ethical and Religious Directives” means for people who need care at a Catholic hospital.

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Why We Are and Must Remain ‘Pro-Choice’

Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other.

Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other.

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Diocese of Phoenix Maligns Nun, Errs on Canon Law

The Archdiocese misrepresents church law to defend the excommunication of a nun who helped save a woman’s life by helping her access an abortion. Catholics for Choice calls out the inaccuracies with some clarification of canon law.

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Truth Is Indeed One of the First Casualties of War

I agree with Jim Wallis that the truth has become a casualty in this war–because both Jim and the Catholic Bishops have twisted it. And if Jim Wallis and his conservative allies have their way, women will become another casualty.

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“This Is Only the First Salvo In the Bishops Campaign Against Women’s Health”

This is only the first salvo in the bishops’ campaign against women’s health. Just imagine for a moment what healthcare will look like when the bishops are finished.

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What Catholics Really Want in Health Care Reform

What some are really doing in the health reform debate is projecting their own vision of what is moral onto those who will be most affected by distorted views and limited coverage: the taxpayers who will fund and use whatever system emerges.

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Obama and the Pope: Symbolism, Not Substance

Pope Benedict recently claimed that the church does not "interfere in any way in the politics of States."  However, recent evidence suggests that the pope’s claims that church does not "interfere…in the politics of States" are more than a little disingenuous.

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Catholic Church Again Refuses to Support Contemporary Families

The Vatican’s recent statement “Dignitas Personae” shows once again that the Catholic hierarchy is on the wrong side of science and the needs of contemporary society.

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Catholics Vote Conscience Over Bishops’ Objections

Despite the church hierarchy’s claims that abortion needed to be the one issue that Catholics voted on, Catholics overwhelmingly disagreed with the idea that abortion should be the deciding factor this election.

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