Newsletters

18
Jul 2019
Blog: News Update – July, 2019

Dear Friend of CoRCRC, We are experiencing a period of unprecedented attacks on and oppression of women, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ persons and more… all in the name of religion. Every day, more people are being turned away from religiously-owned hospitals and clinics as they seek to receive reproductive health care services, even in life-threatening situations. Every day, more legislation is passed intruding in very private matters of people’s reproductive lives. This growing trend hits hardest those who are poor or living in rural areas. There is nothing caring about any of these actions. What difference can you make? How can you bring more care and compassion to individual clients and to our society? What guidance about compassion might we use from our faith traditions? “Compassionate Care for Reproductive Decision and Loss”......

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18
Jun 2019
Blog: News Update – June, 2019

Dear Friend of CoRCRC, In the first few months of this year, Mississippi approved the earliest abortion ban in the country, Kentucky attempted to ban a procedure used in second-trimester abortions, and lawmakers from South Carolina to Ohio began considering the complete and total prohibition of abortion. Multiple states have been rushing to restrict abortion, with the hope that challenges to the bans will be appealed in the conservative-leaning Supreme Court and will cause them to reconsider Roe v. Wade. Abortion is a highly personal decision that many women are sure they’ll never have to think about until they’re suddenly faced with an unintended pregnancy. But this can happen to anyone. In order to protect reproductive rights and safe access to legal abortion, we must actively work to separate church and state.......

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22
May 2019
Blog: News Update – May 21, 2019

On May 15th, Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed the strictest abortion bill in the country into law. It bans all abortions unless a woman’s health is in ‘serious danger’. There are no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. And doctors who carry out abortions could face up to 99 years in prison. The ban is set to go into effect in six months. This extreme and uncommonly harsh anti-abortion bill is an assault on the human rights of women and an affront to the religious convictions and values shared by the many faiths in our coalition. Our values say each person is created in the image of God with free will to make moral decisions about their bodies, their families, and their lives. We are people of faith and of no......

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14
May 2019
Blog: News Update – May 14, 2019

“For women to have children by choice rather than chance and to plan their family size and spacing is a matter of autonomy and dignity. Two hundred and fourteen million women in lower-income countries say they want the ability to choose whether and when to become pregnant but lack the necessary access to contraception- resulting in some 74 million unintended pregnancies each year. The need persists in some high-income countries as well, including the United States where 45 percent of pregnancies are unintended.  Securing the fundamental right to voluntary, high-quality family planning services around the world would have powerful positive impacts on the health, welfare, and life expectancy of both women and their children. The benefits for social and economic development across all genders are myriad and, unto themselves, merit swift and......

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08
May 2019
Blog: News Update – May 8, 2019

MAY 7 – 2019 Faith & Freedom Reception A fine evening honoring Sen. Joann Ginal and Daisy Patton Thank you all for contributing to and attending this event! Dear Friend of CORCRC, It is appropriate to revere Motherhood not just on Mother’s Day. Being a mom is one of the most demanding jobs in the world. Pregnancy takes a huge toll on a woman’s body. The ‘work day’ is not confined to 8 hours. The job can be exhausting and the pay is non-existent. There really is no training or few reliable guidelines. Parenting standards and expectations keep shifting as much as recommendations from dietary ‘experts’. Job evaluations really can’t be done for about 30 years. Yet, the outcome merely determines the quality of our fellow citizens. It would be a good investment to revere motherhood......

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30
Apr 2019
Blog: News Update – April 30, 2019

MAY 7 – 2019 Faith & Freedom Reception  Tickets still available! Please Join the CORCRC and Friends for the 2019 Faith & Freedom Award Reception honoring Colorado Senator Joann Ginal for her contributions to CORCRC and Women’s Reproductive Rights and Daisy Patton for her artistic contribution to the CORCRC card project. Heavy hor d’oeurves served. Entertainment by Josie Quick, Violinist.     Dear Friend of CORCRC, Is there room for optimism? Advocates for reproductive rights, health care and those concerned about the general status of women can pause and wonder if there is room for optimism without letting down our guard? Thanks to U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian in Spokane, Wash., the proposed Title X (gag) rules will not go into effect on May 3. Judge Bastian issued a nationwide temporary injunction against......

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