Unitarian Univeralists affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We value life and the consciences of individuals, and we are called to protect and affirm the lives of women when it comes to their reproductive lives. Anchored in denominational policy and a strong historic commitment, we invite you to act with us.
This year, 2013, marks the 50 year anniversary of the Unitarian Universalist Association's first statement on reproductive choice. Join the nationwide celebration of our past and recommitment to a future of reproductive justice for all. More information and resources at UUA.org/propheticgenerations.
Within the framework of 'reproductive justice,' the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) works against the cultural, political, economic, and structural constraints that limit women's access to health care and full reproductive choice. Reproductive justice, a concept put forth by coalitions of women of color, promotes the right of all women to have children, not to have children, and to raise their children in safe and healthy environments. It does not isolate or pit important social issues against each other, rather it works to promote these rights across many areas:
Find out more about reproductive justice and the important differences between reproductive justice, reproductive health, and reproductive rights.
Reproductive justice is the UUA's Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) for 2012-2016.
The first step to effective action is education. The Unitarian Universalist Association's new reproductive justice Curriculum for Congregations introduces these topics and their theological principles to congregations.
Find other resources for congregational life and advocacy, like a Reproductive Justice Alerts email list, a Congregational Resource Packet, and more.
The reproductive justice movement is one that was started, and continues to be led by women of color. In order to stay accountable to that movement and to continue to find our unique role in it, the UUA convenes a Reproductive Justice Advisory Group. Members include:
For more information contact womensissues @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
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Last updated on Monday, September 23, 2013.
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