UURJ (UUs for Reproductive Justice) at MLUC.
 
Reproductive Justice is the right:
  • to have or not have children;
  • to raise your children in a safe and healthy environment;
  • and to express your sexuality without fear of oppression.**
Many people do not have these most basic of human rights.
Reproductive Justice addresses these inequities and believes these rights should not be determined by your race, religion, gender, income or sexuality. Reproductive Justice is more at risk now (2022) than it’s ever been since the 1970s because of the SCOTUS decision to overturn ROE v Wade in June 2022 and allow states to implement their own policies. Abortion bans are being legislaated and access to reproductive healthcare is being diminished. The new proposed laws in many states are more punitive and more people will die and many will suffer.
UURJ at MLUC believes this is a moral issue requiring UUs to put their faith into action. We do this by planning educational events, speakers, films and advocacy opportunities. We believe an interfaith response is warranted at this time to counter the religious zealots who advocate restrictive policies for families and children.

Our advocacy work is done in conjunction with UU Justice PA’s Reproductive Justice Team  (www.uujusticepa.org).

Please join us.

Contact UURJ primary team:

Judy Wilson, j4ewilson@gmail.com, chair; Caroline Bright, UU Ministerial Intern; Pat Hennessy; JB Hillman; and Pam Kosty

**The definition and concept of Reproductive Justice was developed by a colllective of women of color called ‘SisterSong’. Here’s a video of Loretta J. Ross, a member of SisterSong, explaining the concept.