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Education


We facilitate comprehensive sex education for youth in spiritual congregations.

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Education


We facilitate comprehensive sex education for youth in spiritual congregations.

Ohio RCRC uses the moral leadership within our congregations to bring comprehensive sexuality education to our youth and college students. The education includes practicing abstinence as well as coaching on how to prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections when one becomes sexually active. This education shows how our faith and spirituality inform our sexual lives in a healthy and loving way, rather than a repressive way.

Our educational emphasis also includes providing speakers and panels for high school, college and medical schools.  We have expert leaders and clergy who are available for in-home visits or to come to meetings who can help you and your group explore choice from a faith-based perspective as well as political, social, and personal.

We will help you start or rejuvenate these programs within your congregation, either using your own curriculum or drawing from a variety of appropriate resources including Our Whole Lives curriculum. Invite us to speak at one of your meetings!

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Advocacy


We stand loudly and proudly with pro-choice activists who are fighting to protect reproductive rights in Ohio.

Advocacy


We stand loudly and proudly with pro-choice activists who are fighting to protect reproductive rights in Ohio.

We advocate and lobby for legislation that will make all reproductive choices accessible and affordable. For example, we oppose restrictions to abortion access and support bills that require:

  • Only comprehensive, medically accurate sex education be taught in Ohio schools
  • Doctors’ prescriptions for birth control must be filled by pharmacies
  • Information about emergency contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted infections must be given to victims of rape and incest in all Ohio emergency rooms. 

We strive to educate our supporters about reproductive health issues and legislation through our outreach efforts and our e-newsletter. Sign up for our emails to stay informed on what legislation is pending, so you can be a faithful and effective advocate for choice as you engage with your legislators on these issues.


Contact Your Elected Officials:

Find your senator and representative on the Ohio State House website.

For materials and support for writing letters or making phone calls to your legislator, email us at info@ohiorcrc.org. We’re here to help!


Register to Vote:

We can help you register to vote and encourage others to do the same! At the My Ohio Vote website, you can register, check your registration, or change your address – all you need is a printer and a stamp. Make your voice heard!


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Counseling


We offer spiritual support to those who are coping with reproductive loss

Counseling


We offer spiritual support to those who are coping with reproductive loss

Our trained clergy members are here to support anyone who is struggling with their reproductive healthcare. During these times, we realize the importance of connecting with someone who encourages women in keeping with her, or their (her and partner), own conscience, beliefs, and unique circumstances.

We are proud to offer All Options Counseling and Counseling for Reproductive Loss. We educate clergy in workshops so that they can support women and families in their congregations who are making difficult decisions about unintended pregnancies, are recovering from the loss of a wanted pregnancy, placing a child for adoption, or discovering they are infertile.

Our Philosophy: Most people of faith support the idea that women are moral decision-makers, owning the right to make decisions by following their own conscience and religious beliefs. Abortion is a personal decision best left to a woman, her doctor, and her God.

Our counselors support a woman in reaching a decision in accordance with her own values that is best suited to her unique circumstances. They do not impose their beliefs on her, nor do they push her to make a decision in conformity with any particular religion. They support her in thinking through her situation, finding a solution best suited to her values and needs, and help her think how to best cope with the consequences of her decision.

Our clergy counselors are trained to assist women in exploring all their options — abortion, parenting, adoption, or foster care.

To reach a trained Ohio RCRC clergy counselor, please send us a confidential message.

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