Latest Reproductive justice Stories

2011-01-20 13:47:00

Roe v. Wade 38th Anniversary Statement of Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the 38th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, women's access to abortion services faces an unprecedented barrier. While the nation moves forward to expand health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, women's reproductive health care is being bargained away by federal and...

2010-08-24 09:00:00

Carole Brite brings decade of commitment to Planned Parenthood, 25 years of financial and management experience to new role CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) announced today that it has appointed Carole Brite as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Brite most recently served as interim CEO of PPIL. She served as Board Treasurer for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the staff at Planned Parenthood, she...

2009-11-23 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's support for women's reproductive justice is strong - and he stands in solidarity with Catholics across the United States. He is one of many Catholic politicians who stand by both the courage of their convictions and their consciences to support women's reproductive choices. Bishop Thomas Tobin's recent statement that Representative Kennedy (D-Rhode Island) should not take Communion puts Bishop Tobin in the...

2009-11-20 17:11:00

CCHD Still in Denial as Nov. 22 Collection Approaches WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following is a joint release of American Life League, Human Life International and Bellarmine Veritas Ministry: As thousands of Catholic parishes across the country prepare for the annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection Nov. 22, shocking new developments have launched a groundswell of protest from Catholics around the country. A coalition including American Life...

2009-09-03 16:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement on healthcare reform: "As Congress returns from the summer recess, we hope that we will soon see an honest and productive debate on truly comprehensive healthcare reform that leads to positive changes in healthcare accessibility for women and men in the United States. "Catholics believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. However, our vision for...

2009-01-22 16:09:00

Inaugural Campaign: Roe v. Wade Blog-a-thon WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Advocates for Youth launches Amplify (www.amplifyyourvoice.org), a new interactive, youth-driven activist website with a week-long blog-a-thon in support of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. landmark decision legalizing abortion. The blog-a-thon, running from January 22-27, can be found at www.amplifyyourvoice.org/roevwade. Following is a statement by James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth:...

2008-10-10 12:00:41

DENVER, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WORDS OF CHOICE 2008 Go Vote Tour will begin performances across Colorado on Oct. 12 through Oct. 22. The play seeks to amply "No on 48" conversations about a state ballot measure that could result in a ban abortion, contraception and stem cell research. It will be performed at universities, community centers and theatres in Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Playwright Cindy Cooper's Words of Choice pieces together excerpts from a...

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