Catholics for Choice and COLOR Energize Prochoice Colorado Catholic Latinas to Speak Out

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Ryann Nickerson

Claire Gould
Catholics for Choice

Sept. 11, 2014-- Media Advisory/For Immediate Release


Catholics for Choice and COLOR
Energize Prochoice Colorado Catholic Latinas to Speak Out

“Being Latina, Catholic and pro-choice is not uncommon. Amendment 67 impacts our community in a very real way,” said COLOR Executive Director Cristina Aguilar. “Decisions about our body, health and family are not for politicians to determine and not to be hidden away never to be talked about. Our goal is to open that dialogue from a faith perspective with our neighbors, tias, sisters and daughters. Together with Catholics for Choice, we are working to raise the voices of the majority in our communities who say NO on 67.”

Amendment 67, a measure on the upcoming statewide ballot would ban all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest and when a mother’s heath is at risk, as well as restrict access to common forms of birth control.

“Catholics for Choice is proud to stand with COLOR and the Vote No 67 campaign, just as we stand with the majority of Catholics, in Colorado and throughout the United States, who believe that each of us has the right and responsibility to follow our own conscience when it comes to reproductive healthcare decisions,” said Meghan Smith, Program Associate at Catholics for Choice. “Amendment 67 is an attempt to shame, judge, and punish women who need reproductive healthcare, and to interfere with women’s conscience-based decisions and personal beliefs.”

This week, COLOR and Catholics for Choice are holding educational and outreach events in the community to raise the voices of Catholic Latinas in the state whose health and lives will be put at risk by the dangerous and disrespectful proposals in Amendment 67.

To arrange media interviews, please contact Ryann Nickerson of COLOR and Claire Gould of Catholics for Choice.

Catholics for Choice shapes and advances sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to women's well-being and respect and affirm the capacity of women and men to make moral decisions about their lives.

COLOR is a Colorado-based organization designed to empower young Latinas and their families, and provide a voice on reproductive rights and health perspective from within the Latino community.

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