Kaeton joins board of Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

By ENS staff
Posted Jan 17, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Elizabeth Kaeton has been elected to a three-year term on the national board of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

The Episcopal Church is among 40 denominations and faith groups belonging to the RCRC.  John Vanderstar, a representative of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus on the RCRC Council of Governors and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, nominated Kaeton, who is the only Episcopalian on the 25-member board.

“Elizabeth is a very bright and highly experienced cleric and counselor. She is very committed to our issues and our organization,” Vanderstar said in his nomination.

An Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Newark now living in Delaware, Kaeton is national convener of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus and past president of the New Jersey chapter of RCRC. She has participated in and coordinated training sessions for “A Peaceful Presence” at several outpatient clinics in Northern New Jersey and participated in the state chapter’s lobbying efforts in Trenton and Washington, D.C.

“I believe that the ‘war on women’ is real. Reproductive rights — from education to prevention and early intervention — are being eroded by the very people who say they believe in God and Jesus as well as ‘smaller government,'” Kaeton said via e-mail. “The work and voices of RCRC have never been more important. I am excited and honored to join this stellar board. My sleeves are rolled up, and my running shoes are on.”