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.
Save the Date!
Unitarian Universalists from around the country will be gathering in Louisville, Kentucky for our annual General Assembly from June 19-23, 2013. General Assembly will offer reproductive justice advocates many opportunities to meet each other, deepen our understanding, and learn about opportunities for advocacy and partnership. In particular, save the date: the Reproductive Justice Organizing Meeting will be held on Friday, June 21 from 3:00-4:30pm in Convention Center Room 104.
What is Reproductive Justice?
Within the framework of 'reproductive justice,' the Unitarian Universalist Association 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:
- reproductive choice;
- eradication of violence against women;
- comprehensive sex education;
- discrimination based on race and sexual orientation;
- economic justice;
- environmental justice; and
- immigration justice.
Find out more about reproductive justice and the important differences between it, reproductive health, and reproductive rights.
Congregational Study/Action Issue
Reproductive justice is the Unitarian Universalist Association'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.
For more information contact womensissues @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Thursday, May 23, 2013.