Our colleagues at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice have written a powerful op-ed at the Washington Post on why religious leaders and people of faith support access to compassionate abortion care.
We call on decision makers to lift the restrictions on health coverage for abortion care. It is time that politicians get out of the business of playing doctor and preacher. It is time to ensure that health-care decisions are made in consultation with a health professional and the family members, friends, and faith leaders each person trusts to bring into the conversation.
Read the entire op-ed at the link above.
September 30 marked the 30th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape or incest. In practice, this prohibition disproportionately affects low-income women, young women, and women of color. Read more about the history and impact of the Hyde Amendment here.
The Religious Institute has developed resources for congregations to lift up this issue of economic and reproductive justice, and we encourage religious leaders and people of faith to do so in worship, adult education, and through blog posts, social media, and op-eds. See the full collection of resources here.