To mark International Safe Abortion Day, Catholics for Choice joins civil society organizations and nonprofits worldwide in calling for the repeal of all laws criminalizing abortion care. We believe in a world where everyone has equal access to the full range of reproductive healthcare services—including access to safe and legal abortion. Around the globe and here in the United States there is still more work to be done.
In the US, an onslaught of anti-choice laws has made the right to an abortion something that, for many women, exists merely on paper and not in reality. We believe the voices of pro-choice Catholics belong at the center of the efforts to advocate for access to abortion. Our Abortion In Good Faith campaign tells the stories of Catholics across the country who want accessible reproductive health care choices for everyone – no matter how much money they have, where they live or what they believe.
- Our campaign features the voices of everyday Catholics – a state legislator, a former nun, a graduate student, a cancer researcher, and a business owner – who want public funding of abortion.
- A majority of Catholic voters believe that insurance should cover abortions when a woman decides it is appropriate.
- Catholics are called by our faith to show solidarity with and compassion for the poor. This tradition is what compels us to speak out against abortion restrictions like the Hyde Amendment, because they disproportionately affect the reproductive, economic and social well-being of low income women and women of color.