Witness Opportunities Round-Up
The UUWF remains committed to adding our voice in the public square around issues of gender justice, guided by the periodic surveys we take of the priorities of UU women.
Recently, we have taken the following actions:
We signed on to an interfaith letter urging the president and the Senate to fulfill their constitutional duties and move ahead in filling the current vacancy on the Supreme Court.
We were among a number of national faith-based and religious groups that wrote members of a Select Committee of the US House of Representatives investigating Planned Parenthood and other women’s health clinics, asking them to “reject the underhanded, dishonest attempts to discredit abortion providers on the basis of misleading and false accusations.”
UUWF President Kirstie Lewis (along with UUA President Peter Morales and UU minister Debra Haffner, president of the Religious Institute) was quoted in an interfaith press release issued the day of the US Supreme Court on the Texas abortion clinic case, urging the justices to protect abortion access. http://www.ncjw.org/content_12484.cfm?navID=218
More resources: UU Resource Guide Whole Womens v Hellerstedt