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"Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Southern Christian Abortion Provider," New York Times, May 6, 2017
“I believe that as an abortion provider, I am doing God’s work,” Parker writes in his new memoir, “Life’s Work.” “I am protecting women’s rights, their human right to decide their futures for themselves, and to live their lives as they see fit.”
"The Surprising Role of Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade," Time Magazine, May 2, 2017
In the half-decade before Roe v. Wade, respected religious leaders participated in a nationwide struggle to make abortion more accessible. This largely forgotten history undercuts the popular myth that religious people oppose abortion rights.
"When Rabbis Broke the Law To Help Women in Crisis Get Abortions," Jewish Forward, June 15, 2016
CCS was an ecumenical organization, and rabbis and Jewish laypeople played important roles as counselors and leaders. Often, CCS rabbis worked with the explicit approval of their congregations. Working in CCS often moved rabbis beyond the boundaries of their own congregations and into contact with women from all walks of life and a variety of faiths.
"How Clergy Set the Standard for Abortion Care," The Atlantic, May 29, 2016
Fifty years ago, a network of religious leaders helped thousands of women find safe, comfortable ways of having the procedure. When New York legalized abortion in 1970, these religious leaders opened a clinic, moving the procedure out of hospitals and modeling abortions that were affordable, accessible, and comfortable for women.
"‘God Loves Women Who Have Abortions’: The Religious Abortion Advocates That History Forgot," ThinkProgress, December 16, 2014
In the face of this overwhelming message to people that they’re not enough, that they’re not loved, and that in fact they’re hated, our message is that you are loved, loved, loved. God loves women who have abortions