Faith Leaders And Organizers Unite On Reproductive Freedom For Roe’s 50th Anniversary
The Root covers Faith in Public Life’s event calling for reproductive justice ahead of the 50th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
Jeanné Lewis, Interim CEO of Faith in Public Life says that criminalizing abortion care, while pushing for things like the death penalty, runs directly against her religious convictions as a Catholic.
“Some of our religious institutions push to criminalize those who seek or need abortion care, even to save their own lives,” says Lewis. “While those same religious institutions legitimize and sometimes endorse violence and murder through war, the death penalty, systemic racism, divesting from health care and poverty. At best, it’s inconsistent. At worst, it’s hypocritical.”Read more from Jeanné Lewis and other faith leaders in The Root here.