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Survey of Catholics: Strong Support For Health Reform and Women’s Rights

Many Catholic bishops have voiced unconditional opposition to any health reform bill that “funds” abortion–though no current bill does. Catholics, many of whom self-identify as “pro-life,” would support health reform even with abortion coverage.

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Who Is Speaking At the WCF? Catholics for Choice Offers Bios

This week SIECUS is writing a series of live-blogs for RH Reality Check from the World Congress of Families in Amsterdam. Catholics for Choice, also attending the conference, has developed the following set of bios on Catholic participants in the conference program.

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Catholics for Choice Protests Appointment of Anti-choice Advocate to Senior Position at HHS

Catholics for Choice criticizes the appointment of anti-choice Catholic advocate and former ED of Catholics for the Common Good Alexia Kelley to key HHS position.

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Contraception and Catholics: Quiet Disobedience

Catholics are assimilated into American culture, and Americans have an unequivocal relationship with contraception: we want it, we need it, we use it.

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Univision Listens to Latino and Catholic Voices and Agrees to Run Condoms4Life Radio Ads

After outcry from the Latino and Catholic communities, Univision has agreed to play radio ads promoting the message that “good Catholics use condoms.”

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Conscience Clauses: Justifying Bigotry On Religious Grounds

The thought of people refusing to serve a person of color due to their personal objection to desegregation is now considered indefensible, but refusal of service due to personal religious objections is not a thing of the past.

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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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HHS Refusal Clause Threatens Patient Conscience

The concept of conscience has been repeatedly manipulated, especially in the context of reproductive health and rights. While some have pointed to Catholic teaching to support the imposition of ever-more restrictive refusal clauses, they do not, reflect the Catholic position.

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Catholic Thought Police Cracks Down

Right wingers are appealing to the political parties and to universities to punish the straying Catholics–bishops can’t find traction, the government can’t do it, and the “problem” of Catholics showing common sense is out of control.

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Obama Taps Pro-Choice Catholic Sen. Joe Biden as Veep: Poll of Catholic Voters

The selection of Sen. Joe Biden as Vice-Presidential running mate should attract rank-and-file Catholics according to a major new poll on Catholic voters.

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