A new report shows a drop in the rate of abortions in the United States. The reason? Family planning and the availability of contraception. Reducing the number of abortions is a cause most people of faith share but not all people of faith believe women should have access to contraception - some believe such access should be difficult or even illegal. Such thinking increases the need for abortion. Groups like the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice work to promote contraception. We need more voices joining with RCRC. At the same time, faith communities need to be fighting hard for quality sex education in our public schools and to be providing such education in our churches. A great resource for churches is the Our Whole Lives curriculum developed by the United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universialist Association.
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