In a political landscape that seems destined to pit bibles against birth control for as long as the culture wars shall persist, the Religious Institute is just one of numerous organizations advocating for contraceptive access, abortion rights, and LGBTQ rights motivated by—and not despite—Christian faith.
The agenda is “a powerful platform for us to really organize ourselves, to speak on our own behalf, and to be at the table when decisions are being made about us,” said La’Tasha Mayes, founder and executive director at New Voices Pittsburgh.
A woman with a pregnancy as the result of rape is facing one of the most difficult and confusing situations imaginable. Indeed, the larger problem remains, which is that Rep. Akin and his conservative allies in Congress and state legislatures stand by their desire to limit the health care options a pregnant woman has available to her.
Reports from Mississippi are mixed. The fate of Initiative 26 may hinge on voters like the pro-life woman whose stepdaughter had an ectopic pregnancy – and whose life was saved by a medical procedure that would be banned if the amendment passes.
The Jewish moral imperative of pikuach nefesh – saving a life – makes safeguarding reproductive rights a vital Jewish moral value.
On the heels of a fantastic day of solidarity and compassion, I am again re-fueled in this fight for reproductive freedom.
We who believe in human rights must speak out at every opportunity to educate people about why women have a later-term abortion and why we must protect that right.
Anti-choice groups rallied to protest Dr. Carhart’s new Maryland pressence, while a group of religious reproductive advocates provided silent witness and clinic support.
It concerns me that laws drawn from religious beliefs are being considered and in some cases, passed, in legislatures dominated by men who are moved too much by those religious beliefs.
Encouraging spiritual leaders and congregations to promote open, factual discussions on sex, sexuality and social justice is the focus of a new report by the Religious Institute.