Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other.
This week the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis supports an ongoing crackdown on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a group that represents about 80 percent of nuns in the United States.
Today, more than 20 years after Hill first came on the national stage, we better understand that gender justice is not only about women’s rights in opposition to men and their privilege—it encompasses the full spectrum of gender and sexuality.
According to Pastor Morecraft, the consequences of being a “foolish person who is unwilling to live by the Word of God” is to “become a slave of somebody who is godly and who is wise.”
If you’re pregnant and wind up in a Catholic hospital, you could find yourself in more trouble after you’ve seen a doctor than before you walked in the door.
Bergoglio’s past statements show a lack of understanding of how fundamental reproductive autonomy is to economic justice.
St. Francis was a non-violent reformer who gave up inherited riches to live, work with, and advocate for the poor. With the new Pope, I am hoping that there is something in a name.
Jaqueline Nolley Echegaray de Catholics for Choice, grupo de laicos, sobre la expectativa por la elección del nuevo Papa. (Jacqueline Nolley Echegaray of Catholics for Choice gives a progressive Catholic perspective on the new Pope.)
Last week, clergy from across the state of Texas gathered at the capitol building in Austin to show their support for access to contraception. Clad in collars, stoles and other religious garb, they stood in the outdoor rotunda to call, publicly, for legislators to stop their ongoing attacks on Texans’ freedom to choose when and whether to have children.
It seems that mainstream reproductive health and rights groups are realizing the limitations of reductive labels like “pro-choice.” And that’s a good thing.