Stories by Frances Kissling

Frances Kissling is a visiting scholar at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania where her major interest is the intersection of religion, reproduction and women's rights. She has an additional interest in US organ transplant policy. She served for 25 years as president of Catholics for a Free Choice. subscribe to Frances Kissling's feed

Posted on: Jul 3, 2012, Source: Religion Dispatches

While the bishops' religious freedom complaint may be suspect, real difficulties underlie the accommodation the Obama administration crafted on contraceptive coverage.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

For the women of America, Geraldine Ferraro was a trailblazer in American politics. But for Catholic women, she was a champion who stood up to the bishops for our sake.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In making Gladys Scott's prison release conditional on the donation of her kidney to her sister, the Mississippi governor sets a dangerous precedent, and flouts the law.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2010, Source: DELETED

It's time to demand that the promise of Roe becomes a reality for women whose choices are already limited by poverty, joblessness and marginalization.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

As a woman who has spent her life fighting for choice, I believe that Obama's progressive vision is the one that truly embraces reproductive justice.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source: The Nation

Improving the sorry state of US reproductive health policy requires serious shifts within the women's movement and the abortion rights movement.