Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: At the Intersection of Faith and Reproductive Justice
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: At the Intersection of Faith and Reproductive Justice

Washington, D.C. — Decisions about reproductive choice and health are deeply personal, private decisions best left to a woman and her family, in consultation with her health care provider. Yet some politicians remain obsessed with a woman’s right to choose, often passing laws with the goal of making it more difficult—if not impossible—for women to obtain access to the sexual and reproductive health care they need. Religion often lies at the helm of this debate. Narratives about people of faith who oppose abortion or contraception are commonly featured in public discourse while narratives highlighting people of faith who believe in a woman’s right to choose the full range of reproductive health options are often sidelined.

This Wednesday, July 12, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion of the moral and theological arguments for reproductive choice, as well as the recent attacks on women’s health and rights by the Trump administration and conservatives in Congress. The two panels will feature a variety of women’s health, rights, and justice advocates and faith leaders including Dr. Willie Parker, Faitma Goss Graves, Toni Bond Leonard, and Katie Zeh.


Introductory remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for external affairs, Center for American Progress

A conversation between:
Dr. Willie Parker, OB-GYN, author, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice
Jocelyn Frye, senior fellow, Center for American Progress

Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
Toni Bond Leonard, consultant; founding mother of the reproductive justice movement
Katey Zeh, writer, strategist, and educator

Moderated by:
LaShawn Warren, vice president, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Click here to RSVP.

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Devon Kearns at 202.741.6290 or [email protected].