A human rights framework created by women of color in 1994, reproductive justice is defined as the right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and create families in a healthy and safe environment. The Religious Institute works closely alongside religious leaders to highlight reproductive justice concerns within and outside of congregational spaces. Through liturgical resources, best practices for pastoral care, and direct action campaigns, we are dedicated to educating clergy and lay people on how to be intentional about the integration of the reproductive justice framework into every aspect of their faith.

Worship Resources

Scriptural References

Scriptural reflections, sermon starters, and exegesis related to reproductive justice.

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Responsive Readings

Litanies and responsive readings related to reproductive justice.

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Prayers

Prayers related to reproductive justice, for use in worship and personal devotion.

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Projects

Learn about the Religious Institute’s current and previous projects.

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Publications

Educational Resources

Congregational Resources on Responding to Racism, White Supremacy, and Police Shootings

The ability to raise families in safe and healthy environments, free from violence and systemic injustice, is central to reproductive justice. Learn how your faith community can respond to racism, white supremacy, and police shootingsFind Out More

Information about the Hyde and Helms Amendments

The Helms and Hyde amendments prohibit U.S. federal aid from funding abortions and in doing so create an economic injustice for low-income women. Learn more about these amendments and the importance of comprehensive reproductive health care. Find Out More

Facts on Global Maternal Health

More than 350,000 women and girls die every year as a result of preventable complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Improving maternal health and universal access to comprehensive reproductive health care could prevent up to one third of these deaths. Find Out More

Advocacy Resources

Supporting the ACA and Planned Parenthood

As Congress attempts to strip access to health care from millions of people, we’re helping people of faith speak out in support of access to comprehensive, affordable health care and the services offered at Planned Parenthood. Find Out More

Sample Letter to Congress on Hyde and Helms Amendments

Use this sample letter to let your elected officials know you support comprehensive reproductive health care for all and oppose to the Hyde and Helms amendments. Find Out More

Take Action on Reproductive Justice

Access all social action resources related to reproductive justice, including action guides, lists of organizations, and resources for taking action in faith communities and society. Find Out More

Recent News on Reproductive Justice

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