- Reproductive Justice and Health Care Statement
The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey, representing the Unitarian Universalist congregations in New Jersey, supports healthcare and reproductive justice for all women.
Reproductive justice, a concept put forth by coalitions of women of color, promotes the right of all women to have children, not to have children, and to raise their children in safe and healthy environments.The foundation for the UULMNJ’s support for reproductive justice is rooted in the Unitarian Universalist principle that affirms and promotes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We value life and the consciences of individuals, and we are called to protect and affirm the lives of women when it comes to their reproductive choices.
Our commitment to uphold justice, equity and compassion in human relations also compels us to affirm, along with the Unitarian Universalist Association, that creating “a universal, nonprofit national health care program that will provide guaranteed choice, quality affordable health care and prescription drugs to everyone in the country” is a moral and ethical imperative.
Because we uphold the inherent worth and dignity of all people, we believe that all people are deserving of health care and it is our responsibility to come together as a nation to provide fair and accessible health services. The current system which puts profit before care is not equitable, compassionate or sustainable.The UULMNJ encourages and supports congregational involvement on this issue. We recognize that there are many opinions about what comprehensive health care should look like, but we can stand together in faith to demand the development of a system which provides adequate care and treatment for all.
- Task Force Contact
For more information or to get involved with the work of this Task Force contact the Task Force Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reproductive Justice & Health Care Task Force Annual Report
- Articles and Resources of Interest
- Policy Brief
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