Families Must Be Able to Make Healthy Choices
Being "pro-choice" means ensuring that women and families have the resources to make moral decisions. RCRC works for public policies that ensure the medical, economic, and educational resources necessary for healthy families and communities that can nurture children in peace and love.
It is our moral responsibility to ensure that all children have proper nutrition, healthcare, housing, and education. RCRC advocates for socially just programs, such as Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the Child Care and Development Block Grant. These programs help low-income families keep their jobs or complete their education while allowing them to provide for their children.
Not all families who currently qualify for aid receive it. State and federal budget cuts make matters worse for the families who need the most help.
For the first time since Medicaid began, states are permitted to deny contraception coverage to poor women because federal law no longer mandates that these services be covered. All women should have access to this basic health care in order to plan and space their pregnancies. Without access to family planning services, the frequency of unintended pregnancies and, ultimately, abortions, will rise.