Stand with the nuns for birth control
Friday, February 21, 2014 by Michelle0 Responses

2,000 nuns are bravely speaking out for women's rights just as extremists are trying to convince the Supreme Court that birth control use is immoral. 

The nuns are calling out that it's actually these attacks on women that are immoral. And that the real sin is denying women the right and the means to plan their families.

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear two cases about contraception and the Affordable Care Act in March, we need to make sure we stand with these brave nuns.

It's why I started a petition on Groundswell to support the nuns. Click to add your name:

In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court will be hearing two cases where company owners who don’t support contraception personally are denying their employees insurance coverage for birth control as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The lawyers for these corporations (one of which is Hobby Lobby) go so far as to call birth control use sinful and immoral. To make it worse, the owners are claiming that including contraceptives in health care violates their company’s religious freedom

Donna Quinn and the nuns at the National Coalition of American Nuns know differently, and they're bravely standing up to their hierarchy. But their voices can only be game-changing if we stand with them – to say that as people of faith we support women and universal access to contraception.

If you believe that women should be able to make personal decisions about their families, their bodies, their sexuality, and their health – not their employers or corporations – please join me and the nuns.

Click to sign the petition:

The nuns are showing us the way to a more moral, compassionate world for women and families. I hope you'll join me in standing with them.


Rev. Debra Haffner
Religious Institute

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