The Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Justice is signed by more than 500 of the country’s leading religious leaders. It was developed by a group of clergy, theologians and ethicists representing a diverse range of religious perspectives, including Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, and Unitarian Universalist, lead by the Religious Institute.
“As religious leaders, we are committed to creating a world where no woman will die giving birth to the next generation,” said the Rev. Debra W. Haffner, Executive Director of the Religious Institute. “We are called to bear witness to the harsh reality that, without comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, women and girls around the world suffer illness, violence and death. As faith leaders, we envision a just and inclusive world, where the rights of every woman to life, health, and safe childbirth are protected.”
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