The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement applauding today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt:
“With today’s 5 to 3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court has again recognized the profound importance of access to safe and legal abortions. I applaud the court’s decision to strike down a Texas law that placed unreasonable building code restrictions on abortion clinics and an undue burden on women seeking abortion—all under the guise of protecting women’s health and safety. Since the law’s passage, the number of clinics performing abortions in Texas plummeted from over 40 to less than 20 in one of the most populous states in our country.
Unitarian Universalists, recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all people, have long supported women’s reproductive rights. Most recently, in 2015, delegates at the UUA’s General Assembly passed a statement of conscience in support of reproductive justice.”
Read the full statement on UUA.org