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2009-10-29 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice: Today, with the introduction of health care reform legislation in the House of Representatives, the long-awaited time has come when decent, affordable health care will be accessible to more Americans. While it is deeply troubling that coverage for abortion services remains unsettled, pro-choice clergy recognize the...

2009-09-30 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), today presented Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Senate leaders with an RCRC statement endorsed by religious leaders representing millions of Americans, urging Congress to preserve the current standard of reproductive health care - including abortion services - in any health care reform legislation. "The voices of...

2009-07-22 15:23:00

WASHINGTON , July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice: Overhauling our health care system is a moral imperative; we are failing as a nation to care for our people in the most basic way. How we rehaul our health care system will show whether we are willing to live up to our principles and commitments. President Obama has repeatedly stated he is "pro-choice," yet in an...

2009-05-07 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC): President Obama's 2010 budget, released today, contains tremendously important steps for the health and well-being of women and young people that take us out of the darkness of the past eight years and move us into the light. The budget eliminates funding for abstinence-only programs, provides funding for proven...

2009-03-09 13:02:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, RCRC: The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) congratulates President Obama for lifting the Bush administration's ideological restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. This change is a victory for rational policy-making that respects diverse religious and moral views and a defeat for right-wing religious politics....

2009-01-23 17:17:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement of Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice was released today: After eight years of a policy that contributed to the suffering of women and children worldwide, President Obama has put the United States back on the path of charity, hope and compassion by overturning the Bush administration's global gag rule. Although some political conservatives publicly implored...

2009-01-21 17:11:00

Statement of The Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Reproductive Health Care Essential as More Women Fall into Poverty WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's economic crisis, which is hitting the most vulnerable hardest, it is an ethical imperative to serve the common good. In marking the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, I call on the faithful to protect the lives of women and children by...

2008-08-21 15:00:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RCRC -- the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice -- will hold two events at the Democratic National Convention to highlight abortion and other reproductive rights issues in the campaign. RCRC's president, The Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, will speak at the events and is also available for media interviews. RCRC is the national coalition of religious denominations and agencies that are pro-choice, including the United Methodist Church,...