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Abortion Pill Rulings Undermine Religious Freedom, Interfaith Leaders Say

posted on April 18, 2023

Yonat Shimron of Religion News Service reports, “Beginning Saturday, abortion rights groups are assembling a series of rallies and protests in defense of mifepristone, an abortion pill a federal judge in Texas sought to suspend. Leading the charge are notable religious coalitions of Jews, Catholics and Hindus, as well as many ecumenical Christians.” The faith groups claim that the judge’s ruling preferences a sectarian Christian reading of the law over their sincerely held beliefs. Shannon Russell, the policy director for Catholics for Choice, said, “The idea that a court would determine when life begins reflects a narrow view of one religion and imposes Christian nationalism on all of us.”

Read at Religion News Service