A White House policy that came into effect this month requires faith-based institutions, along with other employers, to provide health insurance for their employees that fully covers contraception, sterilization and drugs that can act as abortifacients.
Vigorous Catholic opposition led to claims there is a “war on women” and that no Catholic women were standing up for the Church’s demands for religious freedom in this matter.
This provoked law professor Helen M. Alvaré and lawyer Kim Daniels to launch an open letter inviting women to sign up and speak for themselves. Some 33,000 women have signed it. Now, in a new book, Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves, nine women write about their experience of living up to the demands of their faith freely and with joy.
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