As Unitarian Universalists, we embrace the reproductive justice framework, which espouses the human right to have children, not to have children, to parent the children one has in safe and healthy environments, and to safeguard bodily autonomy to express one’s sexuality freely without oppression and shame. Reproductive justice calls on the UU principles that advocate for the inherent worth and dignity of every person and justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.

The reproductive justice movement was founded by women of color to center the experience of the most vulnerable and to bridge the gap between reproductive rights and other social justice movements addressing inequality.  We as Unitarian Universalists declare that all people have the right to self-expression with regard to gender and sexuality and the right to live free from sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and exploitation including sexual and reproductive exploitation.  

For more information, see the Unitarian Universalist Association reproductive justice website at https://www.uua.org/reproductive .

Currently, USG work toward reproductive justice is being done through the UUPLAN Reproductive Justice Team.  For more information, contact Devery Howerton at devhowerton@comcast.net.

Additional Resources

Click on the links below:

UUA’s Reproductive Justice group on Facebook

PA Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice

Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice