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Clergy Sue to Halt Florida Abortion Law, Citing Religious Freedom

posted on September 8, 2022

Michelle Boorstein of The Washington Post reports, “Saying Florida’s strict new abortion ban is causing ‘immediate and irreparable injury to … fundamental rights and cherished liberties,’ seven members of a clergy [sic] asked a state court for a temporary injunction Thursday so that they can again advise believers freely based on their own religious values and beliefs.” The plaintiffs claim that the law unduly prevents them from counseling their congregants and providing religious advice on abortion. Boorstein writes, “The clerics cite their faith scriptures and denominational policies, showing diverse beliefs about what it means to honor the inherent rights of humans — including those bearing children — and when life begins.” The case is pending.

Read at The Washington Post