As people of faith, we of the PA Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice stand in opposition to Texas S.B. 8 and its radical ban on safe legal abortions, and we will vigorously oppose any other state legislation that seeks to ban safe legal abortions.
We join with Planned Parenthood, Catholics for Choice, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Church of Christ, UUJusticePA, and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in concern for the harm this abortion ban will cause. Its damage to many Texans, particularly for Black, Latino, indigenous people, immigrants, those with low incomes, and Texans in rural areas includes unconscionable barriers to their health care needs.
We are alarmed that the Supreme Court has chosen to let this ban stand. It flies in the face of constitutional protections that have been in place for many decades.
Our thoughts and prayers are with pregnant people and their families who will be blocked from health care they seek in concert with their faith traditions and the doctors they choose to provide that care. We are in fear for the promise that freedom of religion sets forth in the
These signatures represent the position of the individual clergy and faith leaders who have signed on in support. The congregations and/or organizations are shown for identification purposes only.
Rabbi Dr. Audrey Korotkin, Temple Beth Israel, Altoona
Rev. Dr. Marvin A Marsh, American Baptist Churches, USA
The Rev. Sarah L Weedon, Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Central PA
Chaplain James Cavenaugh, Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
Barbara Pearce, Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
Osho Andrea Minick Rudolph, Oryoki Zendo, Harrisburg
Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart
The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries
Rabbi Hava L. Pell, RRA
Rev. Dr. John Fordon, Unitarian Universalist Minister, Retired, Harrisburg
Rev. Dr. Vincent Kolb, Sixth Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh
Rev. Beverly Dale, the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith, Philadelphia
Rabbi Maurice Harris – Reconstructing Judaism, Wyncote
Rev. Israel Buffardi, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster
The Rev. Anjel Scarborough, Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Hershey
Rev. Caitlin Werth, PCUSA pastor, Pittsburgh
Rev. Kristina Church, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie
Rev. Elizabeth Michael Ross, Community of Reconciliation Church, Pittsburgh
Rabbi Carl Choper, Temple Beth Shalom, Mechanicsburg
Rev Karie Charlton, Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh
Rev John Ward-Diorio, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Mechanicsburg
Rabbi Ariana Capptauber, Beth El Temple, Harrisburg
Rev. Thomas A. Sweet, Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg
Rev. Jen Raffensperger, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, York
Rev. Eva O'Diam, Dover United Church of Christ, Dover
Rev. Dr. Tracy Sprowls, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, State College
Rev. Joan Sabatino, Executive Director, UUJusticePA