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2013-02-01 16:26:16

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement today about the proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services on contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. "Today the Obama Administration did the right thing the wrong way. According to the proposed rule, some women whose employers have a religious objection to providing contraception will still be able to get access through a third...

2012-07-27 14:20:42

Catholics Demand Respect for Employees' Consciences WASHINGTON, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Federal District Court in the District of Colorado ruled today that a private air-conditioning manufacturer can discriminate against its employees and refuse to cover contraception as required by the Affordable Care Act. Catholics for Choice is dismayed by the injunction in favor of Hercules Industries, a for-profit, private, heating and air conditioning company owned by a...

2010-11-20 22:10:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement after Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged that condoms have a role to play in preventing the transmission of HIV: "We are delighted that the pope has acknowledged that condoms can help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections including HIV. It is a marvelous victory for common sense and reason and a major step forward towards recognizing that condom use...

2010-11-16 17:03:00

Contraception is not authentic preventive health care because pregnancy is not a disease Birth control poses serious health risks to women and adolescents Mandating coverage would pose unprecedented threat to conscience rights WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deirdre McQuade, spokeswoman for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, addressed the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Preventive Services for Women as they convened for the first time on November...

2009-03-17 12:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued a response to Pope Benedict's statement on condom use. "As the pope traveled to Africa, he chose this moment to make what appears to be his first unequivocal statement opposing condom use. In an interview on the papal plane to Cameroon, the pope acknowledged the HIV/AIDS crisis but claimed that the distribution of condoms would not resolve the problem. In fact, he said, condom use...