Religion and Reproductive Rights: Friend or Foe?

Monday, March 03, 2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Room 600


Religion is often seen as a barrier to comprehensive reproductive rights, but it does not have to be.  Spiritual individuals and religious groups are often assumed to be anti-choice and can, as a result, be overlooked as members of the reproductive justice movement.  In reality, the majority of people of faith from most religious traditions support reproductive rights and healthcare options for men and women. People of faith have abortions, provide abortions, and support meaningful abortion access, and, as such, they are important parts of any reproductive justice conversation.

This event will focus on the reproductive and religious interests at stake in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage benefit – Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius.  The event will additionally examine the intersection of faith and reproductive decision making and will reflect the reality that people sometimes practice their faiths in ways that are different from those that dominate the discourse.

Presented by the WCL Law Students for Reproductive Justice

WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff No Charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

CLE Accreditation - $ 110.00
(2.5 credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or


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