Text Size:SmallerLarger

Catholics Support Access to Contraception under Affordable Care Act

The bishops have portrayed the Obama Administration’s decision to require most employers to cover contraception without copays as an all-out attack on Catholicism and conscience rights. In shouting this from the pulpit, they are threatening to drown out the voice of the majority of Catholics who believe that women should be able to access birth control using their company's health insurance.

 

Stand with Catholics who Support Access to Affordable Contraception
Don’t let the bishops speak for you. Sign the pledge.

Tell Your Local Media That the Bishops Do Not Speak For All Catholics
Editorial boards and columnists throughout the country are commenting on this decision. Write to your local newspaper and explain that you support conscience rights for people over institutions.

Tell Us Your Story
Have you talked about this with fellow members of your parish? Were you read a letter at Mass about this decision? We're collecting comments, reflections and stories to share with our colleagues and with the White House. Read submissions from Catholics from across the United States.

Tell Your Friends
Share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.


Statements from Catholics for Choice

11 October 2012 - Catholic Voters Reject Political Influence of Bishops

4 September 2012 - Progressive Advocacy Groups Call on Democrats to Defend Individual Religious Freedom

27 July 2012 - Colorado Ruling Endangers Women’s Health

3 July 2012 - Let's Celebrate Real Religious Freedom

28 June 2012 - Catholics Pleased with Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

21 June 2012 - Catholics Reject the Bishops' Fortnight for Discrimination: It's Not about Freedom

19 June 2012 - Catholics Tell HHS: We Support Contraceptive Coverage

Read more statements from CFC.

Catholics for Choice in the News

11 October 2012 - Atlanta Archdiocese Files Suit over Birth Control Mandate

10 October 2012 - Archdiocese files suit over birth control mandate

17 September 2012 - Religious liberty emerges as sensitive political issue

22 August 2012 - Conservative groups release survey on religious hostility

1 August 2012 - US rule highlights Catholic tensions over contraception

31 July 2012 - Religious Leaders Accuse Conservatives of Misleading Public on Contraception

13 July 2012 - Freedom of religion: The liberty of individual conscience

Read more CFC in the news.

In the News

12 October 2012 - Catholic bishops rebuke Biden over contraception mandate claims

9 October 2012 - Republican lawmakers fighting for 'religious freedom' in N.H.

1 October 2012 - Missouri court: Yes, the feds can mandate contraceptive coverage

27 September 2012 - Michigan AG backs suit against contraception mandate

25 September 2012 - US government appeals order in health care lawsuit

17 September 2012 - Schuette appeals dismissal of lawsuit against U.S. birth-control mandate

Read more.

Allies Speak Out

26 September 2012 - A Closer Look at the Contraceptive Coverage Lawsuits: The Radical Agenda Behind the Fight Over Religious Exemptions

20 September 2012 - The Pill, the Pox and the Limits of Religious Freedom

13 September 2012 - Diverse Religious Leaders Affirm Contraceptive Access as 'Moral Imperative'

29 August 2012 - Guest Commentary: Separate religion, health care

28 August 2012 - Women’s health care

28 August 2012 - Local company’s lawsuit over contraception coverage

17 August 2012 - Letter: More to the pill

Read more commentary from allies.