Legislative Action

CORCRC Legislative Positions

  • Many who oppose abortion do so because they believe that personhood begins at conception. They do not recognize that this is a religious view – only one religious view among many – and to impose it on everyone through the Government would violate the American principle of separation of church and state.
  • The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is pro-choice, not pro-abortion.
  • Women deserve the freedom of choice to make individual reproductive decisions. In an area of moral decision-making as complex as abortion, the only one who can make an informed moral choice is the person who is pregnant. It is the woman who faces her God and answers for the decision she makes.
  • We believe that a pregnant woman should be fully informed about all her options: parenthood, adoption, and abortion, without pressure or interference from the government or other persons.
  • We believe that teenagers have special needs when it comes to sorting out the options of parenthood, adoption, and abortion.
  • We believe that religious communities are called to meet the human, emotional, and spiritual needs resulting from unwanted pregnancies.
  • Be believe that a loving God is very much present in times of pain, loss, and difficult decisions.
  • We believe in the distribution of educational materials, as well as access to workshops and lectures for both pro-choice clergy members and women. Education is crucial in ethical decision making.


The CORCRC is very active throughout the year. We continue to do outreach and follow national and state political activity that affects reproductive rights, choice and health care. We are also vigilant in assuring the separation of church and state is upheld.

Throughout the legislative session, we work closely with our allies and often testify on legislation that impacts our mission. We also participate in Women and Families on Wednesdays: a weekly presence at the State Capitol to support our issues.

August 23, 2018

Blog: News Update – August 23, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, A Case of Accountability Delayed: By now you are aware of the explosive news that occurred on Tuesday: Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, was found guilty of eight counts...

August 09, 2018

Blog: News Update – August 9, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, In the past year, we have seen sexual harassment and assault issues finally acknowledged and powerful men have been held accountable for their actions. Though there have been many successes related...

July 26, 2018

Blog: News Update – July 26, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Is your instinct of self-preservation encouraging you to avoid the news while your socially-conscience self reminds you that avoidance is not an affordable luxury in such outrageous times? We are here...

July 12, 2018

Blog: News Update – July 12, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.   His name was recently added to the list of handpicked conservative candidates that Trump touted during the presidential campaign. Concern...

June 28, 2018

Blog: News Update – June 28, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Don’t duck and hide! As this newsletter is being put together, the news bombards the senses by dismantling what was considered to be core American values. On Tuesday the Supreme Court...

June 14, 2018

Blog: News Update – June 14, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Momentum can best describe the tidal wave of power and influence being exercised by women. Women are entering politics and winning primaries at unprecedented levels. The blatant hostility towards women exhibited...

May 31, 2018

Blog: News Update – May 31, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, CORCRC and Catholics for Choice co-hosted Religious Freedom, Religious Refusals: Patients’ Rights in Catholic Healthcare Facilities on Wednesday evening in Colorado Springs.  Kathryn Joseph, J.D. State Policy Associate, Domestic Program, Dr. Joyce Lisbin,...

May 24, 2018

Blog: News Update – May 24, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, The GAG Rule is Coming Home! We protested the negative impact of the Global Gag Rule that was signed by President Trump 48 hours after the Women’s March.  First signed by...

May 17, 2018

Blog: News Update – May 17, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, CORCRC is strengthening its visibility and voice in preserving and expanding reproductive rights and religious freedom for all.  Many people are still surprised when they are introduced to a faith-based group...

May 10, 2018

Blog: News Update – May 10, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, The 2018 Faith and Freedom Award Reception was a very special evening! CORCRC honored two incredible reproductive rights champions: Karen Middleton, the Executive, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado and Warren M. Hern, M.D.,M.P.H.,...

May 03, 2018

Blog: News Update – May 3, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, The phenomenon of the #MeToo movement is not as new as one might imagine.  Tarana Burke founded the Me Too movement in 2006. Yes, just like the problem of sexual harassment,...

April 26, 2018

Blog: News Update – April 26, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, The first recorded evidence of induced abortion is from the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus in 1550 BC (Potts, Malcolm; Martha Campbell (2002). “History of Contraception”).  Women’s reliance on abortion techniques is identified around...

April 19, 2018

Blog: News Update – April 19, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, CORCRC’s first Executive Director, Rev. Margaret Rush Hankins passed away on April 12, 2018. In 2017, Rev. Hankins received the Faith and Freedom Award for a life dedicated to reproductive rights...

April 12, 2018

Blog: News Update – April 12, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, CORCRC is committed to reaching out to communities beyond the Denver metropolitan area. Action steps to that end include our participation in the Reproductive Rights Road Show and bringing on a...

April 05, 2018

Blog: News Update – April 5, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Spring holidays often reflect the joy of rebirth and transformation. Here is a personal story of transformation: a woman’s feelings of rejection and stigmatization were converted by her faith and sense...