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Clergy For Choice

What do we do?

Offer support to Planned Parenthood patients, staff, and volunteers.
Protect reproductive rights through public education and advocacy.
Add pro-choice religious voices to public debate.
Empower community and youth leadership.

Why do we do it?

We believe everyone has the right to choose whether or not to become a parent.
Our faith teaches us to stand up for the rights of others.
We are moved by the suffering of those without choices.

Humboldt County Clergy for Choice Brochure


Recommended Resources:


Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC)

Catholics for Choice (CFC)

Guttmacher Institute


Sacred Work, by Rev. Thomas Davis
Detailed, well documented history of Clergy involvement in the abortion movement before Planned Parenthood was formed and long before Roe v Wade was passed.

Sacred Choices:  The Right to Contraception and Abortion in Ten World Religions,
by Daniel C. Maguire, Roman Catholic theologian and Professor of Ethics in the Theology Department of Marquette University.

The History of Abortion in the Catholic Church:  The Untold Story, by Jane Hurst. 
Published by Catholics for a Free Choice, 1989.  It presents the fascinating history of Roman Catholic thinking on abortion, with extensive referenced documentation.

PRO:  Reclaiming Abortion Rights, by Katha Pollitt. 
The author reframes abortion as a common part of a woman’s reproductive life, one that should be accepted as a moral right with positive social implications.

Good Catholics:  The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic Church, by Patricia Miller. 
This book traces the emergence of a strong and effective pro-choice movement in American Catholicism from the 1970s to 2012.