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Who Are Members of Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice?

By    |   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 11:23 AM

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is a grassroots organization that is “Pro-Faith. Pro-Family. Pro-Choice.” The RCRC’s stated mission is “to be the leading religious voice for reproductive justice in the country.”

The RCRC was established in 1973 by Jewish and Protestant leaders in reaction to the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to the Roe v. Wade decision. The United Methodist Church is the primary founding member, maintaining its support for the organization throughout its history.

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The UMC authored a statement in 2008 reaffirming its membership and support
for the RCRC. It noted the RCRC’s support "of all persons to have access to a wide range of reproductive health services including sexuality education, family planning services, contraception, abortion services, [and] affordable and quality health and child care."

Current members of the organizations are primarily religious organizations:

Judaism

American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Anti-Defamation League, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Jewish Reconstructionist Movement, Jewish Women International, NA’AMAT USA, National Council of Jewish Women, Rabbinical Assembly, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, Society for Humanistic Judaism, Union for Reform Judaism, Women of Reform Judaism, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.

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Christian (Protestant)

Disciples for Choice, Episcopal Church, Episcopal Women’s Caucus, General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, Lutheran Women’s Caucus, Methodist Federation for Social Action, Metropolitan Community Church, Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterians Affirming Reproductive Options (PARO), United Church of Christ, United Methodist Women.

Christian (Catholic)

Catholics for Choice

Other
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation

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