RCRC works with spiritual leaders and organizations in local communities to lead interfaith, inclusive rituals of blessing in healthcare facilities and clinics where abortion services are provided.
We affirm that the care and compassion given to pregnant individuals honor their full personhood – a personhood which cannot and must not be diminished for any reason.
We affirm the work of abortion care as sacred.
Left: Bethesda, Maryland blessing; Austin, Texas blessing
Can you imagine being yelled at when you go for a medical appointment? Or when you are going to work in a medical facility? Judged and shamed by people who don’t know you or anything about the circumstances of your life?
This happens everyday for patients, patients’ families, and medical staff in healthcare facilities that provide abortion care.
There are some in our society who, in the name of religion, believe they have the right and duty to judge and shame others whose health care and life decisions they do not agree with. Thankfully, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) amplifies the voices of people of faith who, guided by our religion, honor that reproductive decision-making is a private and personal experience belonging to each individual, and, should they choose, their healthcare providers, their God, and others in their lives.
Clockwise from top left: Washington, DC blessing; Cleveland, OH blessing; McAllen, Texas blessing; Washington, DC blessing