Advancing justice for women and girls and promoting their spiritual growth

2014 Actions

#StandWithPeggy

Jessica Halperin, the UUA’s Witness Ministries Program Associate, sent us this from the rally in front of the Supreme Court on December 2. The UUA co-sponsored the rally to “#StandWithPeggy and all pregnant workers — because no one should have to choose between [their] job and the health of [their] pregnancy.”

Kate Frederick’s speech (PDF)

More info on Young v UPS.

(Photo by Jeffrey Martin)


December 2014 – Once again the UUWF has signed on to a letter urging the President to support women’s reproductive health in Fiscal Year 2016 by omitting all language from his budget request that would restrict access to abortion, most particularly the “Hyde Amendment” which was passed shortly after the Roe V Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide. It has often been assumed to be a permanent ban on federal funding for this medical procedure. On the contrary, it needs to be reintroduced and passed every year. FY 2016 Clean Budget Letter Final

The Coalition for Abortion Access and Reproductive Equity (CAARE) consists of more than 40 organizations from youth advocacy; reproductive justice, health, and rights; and social justice movements advancing a multi-pronged, long-term strategy to restore and sustain abortion coverage for all women regardless of income.

July 30, 2014 – UUWF signs onto letter supporting the Access to Contraception for Women Service members and Dependents Act. Read the letter and fact sheet about the act

July 1, 2014 – UUWF joins the UUA in decrying the Supreme Court decision permitting some employers to exclude coverage of contraception in their health care plans.

March 2014 – UUWF joins in support of the Fair Employment Protection Act

January 2014 – UUWF signs onto a letter opposing the deceptive “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R.-7)

Leaping From Our Spheres

Rev. Marti KellerDon’t miss the “little gems full of both passion and facts” in the Blog of UUWF’s Affiliated Minister, Rev. Marti Keller.

UUWF’s Affiliated Ministry