Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago believes everyone should have access to life-affirming health care and that everyone involved in providing this care should have the conscience rights that have always been a pillar of our religious freedom in America. We, along with other Catholics and Catholic institutions, continue to implore the current administration to rescind any requirement that religious affiliated organizations’ health plans cover contraception and/or abortifacient drugs and sterilization. We also support efforts to develop clear regulatory or legislative changes to protect our religious freedom and freedom of conscience.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting 1.1 million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background. Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.