In Memory of Adrienne Gavula

In Memory of Adrienne Gavula

Over the weekend, the Ohio progressive community lost a dear friend all too soon to a tragic accident. Adrienne Gavula, 35, worked for the ACLU of Ohio and served as a steadfast board member, volunteer, and activist in the struggle for reproductive freedom.

A Letter to White Progressive Women After Charlottesville

A Letter to White Progressive Women After Charlottesville

While the violence and hatred in Charlottesville was a shock to many of you, the last Facebook post of Heather Heyer – the young white woman who was terrorized by an Ohio man and subsequently killed during the protest – says it all: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”

Ohio RCRC Joins Forces with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Ohio RCRC Joins Forces with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

In this new secular and faith-based partnership for reproductive rights, Ohio RCRC and NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio will work together to protect the moral and constitutional rights of all Ohioans.

Why Ohio Right to Life Does Not Represent My Faith

Why Ohio Right to Life Does Not Represent My Faith

Ohio RCRC's executive director: As a rape survivor and a committed Christian, I am deeply disturbed by Ohio Right to Life's recent decision to only endorse candidates that “hold a ‘pro-life’ position containing no exceptions to abortion stemming from rape or incest.” The decision to parent or not is a sacred decision and should remain personal and private.

Freedom of Choice Ohio Tells Lawmakers To ‘Stop the Bans’ On Reproductive Health Care

Freedom of Choice Ohio Tells Lawmakers To ‘Stop the Bans’ On Reproductive Health Care

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, before Roe v. Wade, a collaborative of ministers and rabbis helped women find their way to 100,000 safe abortions. In this movement for reproductive health, rights, and justice, it will take all of us — clergy, people of faith, and people of conscience — to set straight the lawmakers in this building and let them know we will not go back to the days when women had to use passwords, and knock on gates, and be blindfolded and taken to a secret location to find a safe abortion

Meet Our New Intern: Hannah Ewald

Meet Our New Intern: Hannah Ewald

Ohio RCRC would like to welcome Hannah Ewald as our new intern for Summer 2016! Hannah is currently studying at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., where she is earning her Masters of Divinity. She recently graduated from Otterbein University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Peace and Social Justice Major.

Why We’re Pro-Faith, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice

Why We’re Pro-Faith, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice

It is a surprise to many that there exists an organization promoting ‘pro-choice’ religious views. Through education, advocacy, and counseling, the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice seeks to raise the voices of the faith community to ensure that all people can access the reproductive health care they need.

Ohio RCRC’s Response To Donald Trump Featured In The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio RCRC’s Response To Donald Trump Featured In The Columbus Dispatch

On Wednesday (March 30, 2016), during an appearance on MSNBC, Trump stated that woman who seek abortion should receive “some form of punishment” if the procedure is banned in the United States.

In response to this disturbing rhetoric, Ohio RCRC’s Executive Director Rev. Laura Young wrote a letter to the editor, which was published in the Columbus Dispatch on Friday (April 1, 2016).