Clergy Advocacy Board
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America Clergy Advocacy Board (CAB), dating from 1994, leads a national effort to increase public awareness of the theological and moral basis for advocating reproductive health. CAB members are dedicated clergy and faith leaders from different denominations and communities throughout the U.S. who work with Planned Parenthood at the national and state levels to further the goal of full reproductive freedom for all women and men.
UPDATE: Nov. 30, 2015
The Planned Parenthood CAB released the following statement and interfaith prayer in response to the violence at the Colorado Springs health center.
In the wake of the violent assault on the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We wish healing and comfort for the injured and grieving, and we give thanks for the first responders who protected and defended others in harm’s way. We stand with Planned Parenthood and its continued commitment to providing care in a safe, supportive environment that millions of people rely on and trust. And we call for an end to the violence and polarization that grips our nation — asking for all to demonstrate the will and wisdom to overcome hatred with hope, fear with trust, and violence with compassion and courage.
And so we pray to Holy God, known by many names: Help us to respond with compassion for all affected by the violence in Colorado Springs; to break down the walls that separate us, and that would deny respect and dignity to every human being in need of health care; to unite us in bonds of love; and to guide us through our sorrow and confusion so that we might remain strong in our resolve to accomplish your justice and peace on earth. Amen.
The Clergy Advocacy Board is comprised of diverse faith leaders from all over the nation. They represent myriad cultural backgrounds, races, theological viewpoints and perspectives. Learn more.
Read our values on contraception, abortion, sex education, so-called "crisis pregnancy centers," and other issues important to women's health and rights.
For further information or to inquire about joining the PPFA Clergy Advocacy Board, please contact us.
The faith leaders on the Clergy Advocacy Board have authored blogs, articles, essays, and op-eds discussing their views on women's health and rights. Read our writings.