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A pro-choice demonstrator stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 1, 2021, during the oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. |

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“This is a huge blow to women in this season of despair. As people of faith, we are called on to join with women who are afraid today. We must speak out against dangerous policies that chip away at having agency over their own bodies,” said the Rev. Alvin Herring, executive director of Faith in Action. 

He added: “This country pretends to be a nation that cares about the wellbeing of women when millions of women are without health insurance and access to maternal healthcare. It is also no secret who will be most affected: poor black and brown women. Our collective liberation relies on all of us having the tools to live our fullest lives and make decisions grounded in our own values and beliefs. As faith leaders, it is not our place to judge others for their circumstances — rather, it is our job to stand against policies that make the lives of women more difficult.” 

The Rev. Cassandra Gould, senior strategist, faith leadership strategies, Faith in Action and associate at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington, D.C., said: “The U.S. from its origin has been a tale of two countries, the privileged and the underprivileged. We are also a country that often operates under the veneer of a fraudulent connection to religion. ... The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe not only puts those who inequities have caused to be perpetually, underprivileged such as poor women, black women and other women of color at risk but it also inherently shows contempt for the Creator.” 

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