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Lisa Sharon Harper, Allyson McKinney Timm, Valarie Kaur, Mary Hunt, Rabbi Sharon Brous and Ani Zonneveld
As women of faith, we are committed to the common task of making the ERA the law of the land. (RNS) — Recent Supreme Court opinions dangerously undermine women’s equal protection under the law. As women of fai...
Whenever white men have controlled women’s bodies on American soil, the men have benefited. Now, on the other side of Roe, it’s clear: the 40-year fight of my white evangelical brothers and sisters to end Roe was not about morality. It was about power. By ending Roe, they get it back.
"Repealing Roe v. Wade stands as a perennial high-priority issue for conservative Christian voters, so much so that today it is hard to imagine a time when that was not the case. But in the early 1970s, abortion was not the primary issue that catalyzed the Religious Right, as it would in later years. Initially, the Christian response to Roe v. Wade was mixed. Instead, conservative voters coalesced around the issue of racial integration in schools."
Maybe when we stop arguing over legality, we’ll be able to see the women and the children who are caught between the battle lines.
Invest your prayer, your money, your time, and your love in vulnerable people. Fight for disability rights and disability pride so expecting parents won’t be afraid after a diagnosis.
Theoretically at least, a verse from Leviticus had as much weight as a command from Jesus. This kind of Bible reading has dangerous consequences.