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Ahead of 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision, Faith Leaders Challenge the Faith and Abortion Narrative


Wednesday, January 18, 2023


Austin Schuler, aschuler@faithinpubliclife.org, 540-280-3393

Ahead of 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision, Faith Leaders Challenge the Faith and Abortion Narrative

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, January 18 at 2 p.m. EST, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant faith leaders will speak with reporters about how their faith informs their work to expand reproductive health care, including abortion care. Joining together in faith ahead of the 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, faith leaders who reflect the religious diversity of the country will challenge the false dichotomy of faith versus abortion.

WHAT: Virtual press conference with faith leaders adding nuance to the reproductive health conversation, pushing back against underlying assumptions on faith and reproductive care, and advocating for full access to reproductive care through a reproductive justice lens. Reporters will be able to gather background information and participate in a Q&A with faith leaders.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 18 at 2 p.m. EST 

WHERE: Zoom Registration Link 


Nadia Tapia Arellano, Associate Director, Soulforce

Rev. Jennifer Butler, Founder-in-Residence, Faith in Public Life

Ria Chakrabarty, Policy Director, Hindus for Human Rights

Jennifer Driver, Senior Director of Reproductive Rights, State Innovation Exchange (SiX)

Sheila Katz, CEO, National Council of Jewish Women

Aliza Kazmi, Co-Executive Director, HEART To Grow 

Jeanné Lewis, Interim CEO, Faith in Public Life

Rabbi Kelly Levy, Steering Committee Member, SACReD

Rev. Brandee Jasmine Mimitzraiem, Director of Institutional Engagement and Public Theology, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Danielle Rodriguez, Georgia Coordinator, SisterSong


Faith in Public Life is a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equality and the common good. Together, with a network of over 50,000 leaders, they are leading the fight to advance just policies at the state and federal level that affirm our values and the human dignity of all.

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