In the 1960s religious leaders play a critical role in advocating for legal and safe abortion care. Over the last five decades their involvement has dwindled. This week, the leader of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Rev. Katey Zeh describes the evolution of the organization and how the grassroots network is preparing for the anticipated overturning of the landmark case that legalized abortion, Roe v Wade. We then hear Allan Parker of the Justice Foundation who represents the Moral Outcry and is working to overturn Roe as part of his legal “ministry.”
A Seminary Student Walks Into an Abortion Clinic
Before she became the leader of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Rev. Katey Zeh was a seminary student who volunteered to provide spiritual support to women having abortions. The ordained American Baptist minister shares what she discovered about herself and how that shaped her ministry and life’s calling.
“We Have Been Preparing for This Moment for a Long Time”
We continue the conversation with Rev. Zeh who describes how her organization is preparing for an anticipated overturning of the landmark case that legalized abortion and guaranteed women a right to privacy.
‘We Don’t Go Into Religion’: A Legal ‘Ministry’ Against Abortion
Lawyer Allan Parker of the Justice Foundation in Texas describes why he feels called to represent women who have had abortions and his reaction to the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion.