Fight Abortion Justice

What Would the End of Roe Mean?

By |May 3rd, 2022|

Dear Men,

And by that, I mean people, all people. I am tired of women’s marches, women’s rallies, women’s rights, and women’s issues. I am tired of the binary divide between women and men, by which most people mean cisgender women and cisgender men. I am tired of the near-constant attacks on the rights of all people.

We are interdependent. An attack on the rights of one, impacts the rights of all, even if those impacts are not always

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Events

Heart-to-Heart: Abortion Conversations & Action for a Post-Roe World

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join Side with Love and the National Network of Abortion Funds for this political education gathering. This 90-minute event will be a learning and practice space for supporters to engage with the Heart-to-Heart campaign materials in community and interact with NNAF and other participants in compassionate abortion conversations.

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Texas Action Hour

May 19, 2022 – 7 PM on Zoom

Join TXUUJM as they check in and connect with folks around the state, making calls to elected officials about the issues of the week, writing letters to the editor, sending emails of appreciation to justice partners, and more. UU or not, Texan or not, YOU ARE WELCOME!

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Abortion Fund-a-thon Kick-off

This is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License | Creator: Dwain Currier | Copyright: American Life League

May 21, 2022, 1-5 PM at Brash Brewing Company

Connect with community members passionate about abortion access, grab a drink, eat some delicious food, and help fund abortion! All funds donated through their fund-a-thon page go directly to Clinic Access Support Network (CASN), which provides practical support such as transportation, meal stipends, accommodations, childcare assistance, and compassionate care to people seeking abortion services in Houston.

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March to the Polls

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May 24, 2022

Primary Runoff Election

Early Voting NOW! – May 16th – May 20th. 

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Emersonians at City Hall on May 3, 2022

What You Can Do

Vote

“Our very right to vote is inextricably linked to our reproductive freedom. Without equal access to the vote, we cannot protect reproductive freedom and abortion access,” said Jordan Brooks, executive director of United State of Women.

Make sure you are registered to vote.

Texas’ runoff election is May 24! May 13 is the last day to apply to vote by mail. Early voting runs from May 16-20. See who’s on the ballot.

Contact Your Elected Officials

The League of Women Voters has a handy tool to find your elected officials.

Show Up

Take a stance and rally in support of abortion rights. Show up to demand elected officials to take every measure to defend abortion rights.

Stay Informed

If you’re going to fight back, you need to stay informed. A few places to start: Planned Parenthood, Center for Reproductive Rights, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Religious Coalition for Reproduction Choice, and Women’s March.

Podcasts

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March 26, 2022 – State of Belief Podcast: The Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter, senior minister of First Unitarian Church of Dallas, joins Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief, to discuss the faithful opposition to anti-choice laws in Texas – including physically accompanying women across state lines for necessary heath care.

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May 3, 2022 – NPR Politics Podcast: According to a draft opinion obtained by POLITICO, there is a five-justice conservative majority ready to strike down Roe v. Wade, the case which established a constitutionally-protected right to an abortion. While, in theory, some justices could change their views before the ruling is formally issued, the leak signals a major shift in women’s rights in the United States — and in the norms and reputation of the Supreme Court.

Articles

POLITICO Article

“POLITICO received a copy of the draft opinion from a person familiar with the court’s proceedings in the Mississippi case along with other details supporting the authenticity of the document. The draft opinion runs 98 pages, including a 31-page appendix of historical state abortion laws.”

Politico’s Article – May 2, 2022

Statement on the Potential Overturning of Roe v. Wade

“Our Unitarian Universalist faith affirms that all of our bodies are sacred, and that we are each endowed with the twin gifts of agency and conscience. Each of us should have the power to decide what does and doesn’t happen to our bodies at every moment of our lives because consent and bodily autonomy are holy. And when disparities in resources or freedoms make it more difficult for certain groups of people to exercise autonomy over their own bodies, our faith compels us to take liberatory action.”

UU Women's Article – May 7, 2022

Emerson UU Church Trusts and Respects Women

Emerson is one of four churches in Houston, TX that has made a pledge to Reproductive Freedom Congregations.

What is a Reproductive Freedom Congregation?

Reproductive Freedom Congregations publicly affirm three principles:

  • We trust and respect women.
  • We promise that people who attend our congregation will be free from stigma, shame, or judgment for their reproductive decisions, including abortion.
  • We believe access to comprehensive and affordable reproductive health services is a moral and social good.

Learn more at https://justtx.org.

Women from Emerson at Houston Women's March in 2021

Additional Resources

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights
Women's March
UUA Press Release Abortion Rights
Center for Reproductive Rights
League of Women Voters