Jessica Halperin, Women’s Issues advocate in the UUA’s Washington office, is collecting stories about Unitarian Universalists who worked for reproductive justice in the years before abortion became legal. Halperin is inviting ministers and lay people to contribute their own stories and to interview those in their congregations who hosted clinics, drove women across borders, argued before the Supreme Court, etc. Examples of such stories are here.
Halperin will publish the stories on UUA.org, and they will also be used and archived in various other ways and places that are still being determined. She says, “Ask people in your congregation how they worked for reproductive justice before Roe v. Wade. Ask the ministers you know, ask someone of an older or younger generation than you. Help write down their stories so that more people will know the legacy and capacity that we as Unitarian Universalists have to work for reproductive justice.”
Halperin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone 202-393-2255, and by ground mail at UUA Washington Center, 1100 G Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.