As Unitarian Universalists, we embrace the reproductive justice framework, which espouses the human right to have children, not to have children, to parent the children one has in healthy environments, and to safeguard bodily autonomy and to express one’s sexuality freely. Rooted in these values, we unequivocally declare that SB 8, and any law that attempts to criminalize reproductive freedom—including abortion care—is morally wrong.
And, in addition to our thoughts and prayers, our faith calls us to actively and courageously resist such injustice. Here are some ways you and your congregation can take action today:
Donate to support Texans seeking abortions.
The 8th Principle Task Force has started a GoodReads group with recommended reading. It has past common reads as well as member suggestions. Please check it out here.
Support Black-Owned Businesses: MCWRET, Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought, has put together a handy guide of local black-owned businesses. Check it out here and help to support the local community!
Also check out this list of Black-Owned Businesses recently shared with us. It is another great resource with many different categories.
Nikole Hannah-Jones explains the history of economic injustice and argues that if black lives are to truly matter in America, the nation must finally pay its debts. Read here.
UU FaithAction NJ Environmental Task Force newsletter is full of information, news and action items and can be found here.
To keep up to date on continuing actions and ways to fight systemic racism in our country, please check out the following sites:
Showing Up For Racial Justice
Movement For Black Lives
National Bail Fund Network