Local UU Ministers Support Reproductive Justice

2406, 2022

Roe v. Wade Overturned

By |June 24th, 2022|

We, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers of the greater Houston area, decry the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe V. Wade. The first two principles of our faith state that we believe in “the inherent worth and dignity of every person,” and “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” To respect someone’s worth and dignity and afford them justice, equity, and compassion, it is vital to provide them basic bodily autonomy and the right to medical care. We believe that women and others who can become pregnant must have the right to self-determination; their bodies are their own and should not be colonized as incubators by patriarchal, […]
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What Would the End of Roe Mean?

By |May 3rd, 2022|

all people, including, and especially, those who identify as men. Imagine a world in which… You are responsible for every pregnancy you help to conceive. That means being physically, emotionally, and financially present for every child, whether conceived intentionally or accidentally, assuming you are a responsible kind of guy.

Emerson UU Church Trusts and Respects Women

Emerson is one of four churches in Houston, TX that voted to become a Reproductive Freedom Congregation.

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.

Emersonians at City Hall on May 3, 2022

From the UUA President: UUs Remain Committed to Reproductive Justice

This decision manifests the worst fears of those of us who have been working for decades to protect and affirm reproductive rights.

The Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health decision does not alter Unitarian Universalists' commitment to Reproductive Justice.

The overwhelming majority of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) support keeping abortion legal in all or most cases. This is rooted in our Principles and our core religious beliefs that affirm gender equity. It also reflects a moral commitment to the idea that reproductive care is healthcare and is essential to the well-being of individuals and families.

What You Can Do


“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.

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.


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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.

Additional Resources

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