Good Catholics: The Battle Over Abortion in the Catholic Church tells the story of the remarkable women who founded the Catholic pro-choice movement and the concurrent rise of the Catholic bishops as a major political force influencing policy on abortion and birth control and working with the evangelical right to create broad new understandings of “religious liberty.”

Good Catholics was a Gold Medalist (Women’s Issues) in the 2015 IPPY awards, an award presented by the Independent Publishers Book Association to recognize excellence in independent book publishing.

Praise for Good Catholics

“For anyone looking around in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision and asking, ‘How did we get here?’ [Good Catholics] provides your answer–and then some. . . . An excellent primer on the dynamic issue of religion in reproductive health issues in the US.”
–Cecile Richards, Conscience

“Anyone interested in discovering how and why the abortion issue is so inextricably tied up with Catholicism will be fascinated by this important work.”
Publishers Weekly

“While evangelical Christians ultimately brought down the contraception mandate, [Miller shows] they had big help from Catholics.”

“Miller documents in thoroughly researched detail the steps by which Catholic authorities created advocacy organizations, herded priests into line, and ratcheted up pressure on Catholic politicians.”
Los Angeles Review of Books

“Lends a voice to Catholics who support abortion rights, giving legitimacy to a group that is often overlooked in the abortion debate.”
Ms. Magazine