FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2019
RCRC STATEMENT ON ALABAMA ABORTION BAN
AND OTHER SEVERE STATE LAWS
Responding to the passage of an extreme anti-abortion bill in Alabama yesterday, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice issued the following statement:
“The extreme and uncommonly harsh anti-abortion bill in Alabama Is an assault on the human rights of women and an affront to the religious convictions and values shared by the many faiths in our coalition.
Our values say each person is created in the image of God with free will to make moral decisions about their bodies, their families, and their lives.
Compassion, not shame, drives our faithful commitment to reproductive dignity for all. We strongly condemn this attempt by the Alabama legislature to strip away the reproductive decision-making of pregnant people.
We are equally outraged by laws passing legislatures in Georgia, Ohio and many other states now which wipe out options for pregnant people and criminalize abortion care providers.
These laws are designed and supported by elected officials who speak of their conservative Christianity as though it were the only authentic religious point of view. It isn’t.
We are Christians, Jews, people of other faiths and of no faith, and we demand accountability from our elected officials in protecting religious liberty, which requires ensuring that no one set of religious beliefs is ever imposed on us all. That’s our right as Americans.”