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Catholics and Contraception: Letters From the Laity Paint a Very Different Picture Than the Bishops Want You to See

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Catholics for Choice has been hearing a lot from Catholics who are indeed upset.  An excerpt from just one of the letters we’ve received: “I will start paying more attention to the bishops’ position on birth control on the day a Catholic bishop becomes pregnant. Until then I’ll stand with the 97 percent of Catholic women who use or have used birth control.”

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Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care?

I firmly believe the requirements under the Affordable Care Act, and the slate of regulations being created to implement it, infringe on no one’s conscience, demand no one change her or his religious beliefs, discriminate against no man or woman, put no additional economic burden on the poor, interfere with no one’s medical decisions, compromise no one’s health — that is, if you consider the law without refusal clauses.

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On Catholic World Youth Day, Advocates Spread the Message that “Good Catholics Use Condoms”

This week marks the 26th celebration of Catholic World Youth Day. Though discussions of condoms do not appear to be on the official agenda for the week, a group of youth advocates from around the world hopes to make sure attendees hear their message: “Good Catholics Use Condoms.”

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Pope Benedict and Condoms: a Touchy Subject

The payoff for getting into debates with today’s Catholic hierarchy seems pretty low.

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Now You Can’t Be Catholic and Support Planned Parenthood?

One Nebraska Bishop wants to deny communion to politicians who support Planned Parenthood.

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(VIDEO) Listen to the Lives of Ordinary Catholics

The president of Catholics for Choice, explores the political power and hierarchy of the Catholic Church, pointing to three questions on which to evaluate the Bishops’ lobbying efforts and policy recommendations.

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Catholic League Uses Mother Teresa’s Birthday as a Media Ploy…and Fundraising Scheme

In honor of Mother Teresa’s 100th Birthday, the Catholic League is throwing a protest.  Awwww…you shouldn’t have.

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Roundup: Here’s Your Birth Control. Use It and We’ll Fire You!

Birth control is now available to employees of Catholic Churches in Madison, Wisconsin.  But using it could get you fired.

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New Poll Shows Anti-Choice Lawmakers Out of Sync with Their Own Constituents

A new poll released today by Catholics for Choice makes it clear that anti-choice lawmakers are being seen as playing to their lobbyist interests over that of their own districts.

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It’s Cold in Wisconsin, But the Fight Is Just Warming Up – A Wisconsin Reproductive Roundup

Fighting condoms in high schools, trying to defund Planned Parenthoods, bemoaning birth control being covered by insurers, and trying to excommunicate Catholics. Pro-life Wisconsin and their cohorts have been busy this year. A look at reproductive rights in Wisconsin.

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