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It’s Not About Who Pays. It’s About Respect

Clergy and people of faith are speaking up in a new campaign about the outrageous “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” It’s deceptive and reveals a profound lack of respect for the sacredness of women’s lives.

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Moral Crusade Against Stem Cell Research Undermines Hope of Life for the Living

Embryonic stem cell research is both ethical under certain conditions and potentially life-saving–a fact that the Religious Right should champion.

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Stupak-Pitts: Trampling on Faith and Conscience

The Stupak Amendment isn’t only about trampling on women’s rights and lives, as devastating as that is. It’s also about trampling on their faith and conscience.

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“Fungibility” and Abortion in Health Reform: Irrational… But Effective and Dangerous

In their zeal to block virtually all coverage of safe, legal abortion services in health care plans, the U.S. Catholic Bishops are using the flawed argument of “fungibility.”

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Notre Dame: Common Ground, or An Appeasement?

“Common ground” political compromises that diminish the ability of women to make decisions about their lives are unacceptable. We should not sacrifice women’s choices just to calm controversy and temper anger over a political issue.

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Hallelujah! Obama Speaks as “Person of Faith” on Stem Cell Research

Rather than elevating science above all when rescinding the stem cell funding ban, Obama was clear that using stem cells from existing embryos that are slated to be destroyed is consistent with respect for human life.

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Family Planning, Economics, and Our Beliefs

Bargaining away expanded Medicaid eligibility for 2.3 million additional poor and low-income uninsured women put political expedience before empathy and sound fiscal policy.

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An Interfaith Call to Action on Reproductive Health

Decisions about whether or when to have children are among the most sacred and monumental that people consider in their life. A coalition of religious groups call on President-Elect Obama to make reproductive health a priority.

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Our Values and Reproductive Rights: Faith

Should you leave your faith outside the voting booth? I say no – your faith and your beliefs help shape what you care about. I am pro-choice because of my religious tradition and beliefs.

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Learning About Sex Ed Before Learning to Read?

John McCain, a proponent of abstinence-only education programs, is at odds with 80 percent of the American public who support comprehensive sex education. He can sensationalize the issue, but the fact remains that this is an issue of public health and safety.

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