May 14, 2015

ACTION ALERT: Stop 20 Week Abortion Bans

In an ongoing attempt to limit on access to abortion, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a 20 week abortion ban on May 13, and such bans continue to be proposed in state legislatures across the country. The Religious Institute and other faith organizations have signed on to a letter against these bans. Excerpts from the letter are below.

"Our religious values also compel us to advocate for policies that empower the most marginalized in our communities. Whenever bans or other severe restrictions to abortion are enacted, those most negatively affected are women without the financial resources to access safe care elsewhere."

"The religious values that guide our organizations call us to demonstrate compassion for any woman or family facing difficult circumstances related to pregnancy...Each woman is a moral agent who deserves dignity and respect. It is critical that every woman has as much time as she needs to make the right decision for herself and her family."

You can add your name to a petition to stop the bans here.

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