proudly PRO-CHOICE AND PRO-Faith: we are the majority
It is a surprise to many that there exists an organization promoting ‘pro-choice’ religious views. Many assume that all people of faith are anti-abortion/anti-choice. However, the vast majority of Christians and the majority of Americans are in favor of keeping abortion safe and legal, whether they would choose themselves to have an abortion or not.
Many people are “pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-choice,” as the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) slogan goes. Ohio RCRC seeks to build a faith-based community that preserves and protects the rights and moral dignity of all who are making decisions about reproductive health and dealing with reproductive loss.
At our core, RCRC is a coalition of national religious organizations. Like any coalition, the views of each denomination or organization are their own and often vary.
The power of our collective voice for reproductive justice is magnified by the unique, diverse views of our various member organizations – views which are grounded in thousands of years of scriptural texts and accepted beliefs around the moral agency of people to make the decisions that are best for them and their reproductive lives.
The church law in many Mainline and other religious denominations states that abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible. Members of the RCRC include the Episcopal, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalist Association, Catholics for Choice, and Reformed, Conservative, and Orthodox Judaism.