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Sun Jul 17, 2022, 03:09 PM

Hope this pro-choice legal action gets some traction.


Unitarian and Buddhist ministers are joining a rabbi's legal fight against Florida's new abortion law

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/unitarian-buddhist-ministers-are-joining-rabbis-legal-fight-floridas-n-rcna37354

Two religious leaders a Unitarian and a Buddhist plan to join a South Florida rabbi's legal crusade challenging a new state law banning abortions after 15 weeks, arguing it violates the state Constitution's right to privacy and freedom of religion.

The retired Unitarian Rev. Harris Riordan and the Buddhist minister Maya Malay confirmed they will file a lawsuit in state court next week, echoing arguments from Rabbi Barry Silver. Silver intends to file his own amended complaint next week along with Rabbi Arthur Wascow, the founder and director of the progressive Jewish organization the Shalom Center.

"We are excited to expand this lawsuit to include outstanding representatives of the Buddhist and Unitarian traditions," Silver said. "Maya Malay and Harris Riordan are wonderful teachers of their own traditions and have dedicated their lives to improving the world for people of all faiths and religions.

"We look forward to building coalitions with people of all faiths and backgrounds, including atheists and freethinkers, to repair the wall of separation between church and state and to unite the people of the world to protect human rights and save our precious planet," Silver added.


The Unitarian Universalist have always been strong on social action. I know this particular Reverend personally and proud of it.



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Reply Hope this pro-choice legal action gets some traction. (Original post)
genxlib Jul 2022 OP
intheflow Jul 2022 #1
SheltieLover Jul 2022 #2
Wounded Bear Jul 2022 #3
paleotn Jul 2022 #4
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2022 #5
progressoid Jul 2022 #6

Response to genxlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2022, 04:04 PM

1. I was waiting for the UUs to join in.

The Dallas UU church was instrumental in bringing about Roe.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61849137.amp

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Response to genxlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2022, 04:58 PM

2. Excellent! 👏👏👏👏



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Response to genxlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2022, 05:06 PM

3. K & R...nt

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Response to genxlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2022, 05:58 PM

4. I would hope, but I'm not betting the farm....

Simply put, those aren't the "right" religions. That's not how theocracy works.

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Sun Jul 17, 2022, 06:11 PM

5. The Subversive 6 will try to help the radicalized Republican party.

Needs national attention.

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Response to genxlib (Original post)

Mon Jul 18, 2022, 12:11 AM

6. "When life begins is a fundamental religious question" Um...no thanks.

Do we really want to use that as our stance?

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