Roe was never enough and the overturning of Roe v. Wade was never a win for people of faith.
I stand with the overwhelming majority of faithful Floridians and people of faith across the country who support abortion care access and decry the extreme measures leaders in our state have taken to ban abortion. Across our traditions, and across race, our diverse communities of faith support the right to access legal abortion care. Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh; Asian, Black, Brown, Native and White; – we are coming together as the moral majority to create a state with equitable reproductive health care. We believe in a world where reproductive health care, including abortion care, is there for anyone who needs it without barriers based on who you are, where you’re from or how much you earn.
Faith has been used as a wedge issue to limit and ban access to abortion care and other forms of reproductive health care, perpetuating a narrative that just isn’t true. We know that more than 60% of every religious and ethnic group except for white evangelicals opposed overturning Roe v. Wade.
Yet extremist judges and legislators have stripped Floridians of our right to seek abortion care. Their agenda, rooted in white Christian nationalism, is an unholy threat to freedom and flourishing. We will not allow our faith to be hijacked in order to deny us the care we need and desire.
Our multi-faith coalition is committed to bringing God’s love and justice into the world. In these incredibly difficult times, our faith will light the way, for our neighbors and us.
Our faith teaches us that we should have the ability to live with the dignity, autonomy and well-being God desires. It is our calling to protect people’s innate dignity, to respect their moral agency and to be co-creators with God ensuring that everyone has safe, healthy and sustainable communities where they can thrive and parent if they decide to do so.
Equitable reproductive healthcare belongs here and together, we’ll work to speak out and make that care a reality in Florida.
We will no longer be the silent majority.
We are the moral majority.
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