The Christian Calling To Protect Women’s Right to Choose
For almost 50 years, Roe v. Wade has been settled case law, protecting reproductive rights by guaranteeing access to abortion. That may soon change: In just a few months, the Supreme Court will likely weaken or entirely overturn Roe — robbing tens of millions of American women of the right to choose.
It’s no secret that right-wing Christian leaders and organizations have long been at the forefront of this anti-choice crusade, using a warped vision of Christian theology to justify eliminating a woman’s right to control her reproductive future.
At Union Theological Seminary, we wholeheartedly reject this contortion of Christianity – and are speaking out to fight it. On March 23rd from 10:00 am – 11:00 am ET, we will host a moderated discussion with prominent Christian leaders about why we must protect the right to choose. We will explore the faith-based debate over abortion, how it has become such a motivating force for the evangelical right, and detail the many ways that religion should be used to expand people’s dignity and freedom — not diminish it.
This urgent conversation will explore how progressive faith leaders can rise up and combat the state laws chipping away at the reproductive freedoms guaranteed by Roe and decades of settled law.
The following panelists will participate in this moderated event:
- Rev. Dr. Serene Jones – President of Union Theological Seminary
- Jamie Manson – President of Catholics for Choice
- Dr. Toddie Peters – Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Poverty and Social Justice Program at Elon University
- Dr. Monica Coleman – Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware