Unitarian Universalist Church and CA Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Darcy Baxter, www.darcybaxter.com : I'm a Unitarian Universalist Minister and part of the Center for American Progress' Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute. I serve a church in Hayward, CA as their Director of Family Ministry and as the SF Bay Area Regional Organizer for the California Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
Too often, “love” and “justice” are understood in completely different categories. In fact, they are just different incarnations of one another.
Here is some religious liberty news that we reproductive justicers can celebrate: on Saturday, hundreds of Unitarian Universalist congregational delegates voted to make Reproductive Justice their next action and study issue.
How do we in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement reach that Tiller kind of love, a fierce, compassionate, kind, and transformative love?
How will you let abortion-care providers know that in a harsh world devastated by coercion and violence, you understand that radical acts of compassion and justice, like providing abortion-care, are exactly what we need more of?
Mammograms, Contraception, and Abortion are Always Political, Even Religious. We Ignore This At Our Peril
“Keep politics out of women’s health” is a sentiment we have heard a lot regarding the Komen debacle. But isn’t it always political? Perhaps even always religious?
I fear “common ground” dialogues because I fear a liberal impotence nurtured by a deep-seated culture of “civility” and conflict-avoidance.
Church was the place I first heard the word feminism, and where I first practiced putting a condom on a banana. So what’s happened to liberal religion?
I recently had the honor of addressing a group of abortion providers on “Resurrecting Our Moral Center.” I do not think it was coincidental that less than a year after Tiller’s murder, we were talking about resurrection. God, how much we miss him.
How should the reproductive justice community address the fear of disenfranchisement, this fear that has fueled a very successful anti-abortion movement that continues to effectively limit and prevent access to abortion and other reproductive health services?
Access to legal abortion promises a state-of-existence never before experienced, where women are fully empowered to steward the procreative power of the species.