Various faith traditions approach questions of healthcare, including reproductive care, differently. Patients should be free to make decisions based on their own beliefs and circumstances, not the religious views of their doctor or state legislators.
However, Justice Alito’s leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has made clear that this Court has no intention of protecting the right to abortion. Now, defenders of religious freedom must look to activists and providers working to increase access to reproductive care in their communities.
On Tuesday, June 14, Interfaith Alliance held a panel discussion with influential faith leaders and advocates on what the interfaith community can do to protect access to reproductive care in their communities as a matter of religious freedom.