Jewish Women and Reform Say Contraception Is ‘Moral Good’

March 19, 2014 • Forward

“We affirm, in accordance with each of our faith traditions, that ensuring equal access to contraceptives through insurance coverage is a moral good,” said the statement signed by 45 groups and appearing Tuesday on the website of the Religious Institute, a group that advocates for “sexual health, education and justice.”

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With Liberty and Justice for All

March 18, 2014 • The Huffington Post

I hope you will join us in praying for the Supreme Court Justices to assure religious liberty for all — and that you will also hold the millions of women who want and need birth control in their health insurance coverage in your hearts.

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Religious Leaders Speak Up In Support Of Obamacare’s Birth Control Coverage

March 17, 2014 • Think Progress

The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, the president of the Religious Institute and the primary coordinator behind the recent sign-on letter, said it’s a “myth” that people of faith don’t support family planning. “It is precisely because as faith leaders we know that life is sacred, that we believe that every woman must be able to plan her pregnancies intentionally without governmental interference and without her employer in her bedroom.

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Telling ESPN: Christian Does Not Equal Anti-Gay

June 5, 2013 • Groundswell

Rev. Haffner started a petition on the Groundswell platform, calling on ESPN to stop trying to score points by misrepresenting religion. We give her extra points for that perfect sports metaphor and for how she calls out Broussard for ignoring the overwhelming witness of scripture for inclusion and welcome of all people.

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