What They’re Saying: Faith Leaders Condemn Attacks on Abortion

Jul 07, 2022

What They’re Saying: Faith Leaders Condemn Attacks on Abortion

MADISON, Wis. – After Republicans’ decades-long war attacking reproductive rights, the far-right majority of the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, and an archaic Wisconsin law that bans almost all abortion could now be enforced. Republican politicians have made it clear this is just the beginning of their extreme agenda – with ultra-MAGA Republicans pushing for a total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest. 

Wisconsin faith leaders are speaking out and condemning far-right attacks on reproductive health care:

  • Rabbi Steven Adams: “It’s [overturning Roe v. Wade] an infringement on religious rights. And if they can do that, with this, they can do it with anything.”
  • Rev. Denise M. Cawley: “I fear what will happen if people cannot access safe, legal abortions. I’ve met people … whose lives were at stake. People who were sent from hospitals that did not want to perform an abortion, even when the hospital prescribed an abortion.” 
  • Rev. Cindy Crane: “[It’s shocking] that they [the Supreme Court] would upend a decision that benefited women’s health and benefited our human rights for so many years … What it means is that those who are people of means can afford to travel, can afford to pay for an abortion elsewhere. And those who are probably in most need will fall through the cracks.”
  • Rabbi Bonnie Margulis: “People are going to die. It’s a dark, dark, dark day for our country. It’s a travesty.” 
  • Rabbi Taylor Poslosky: “I am a person of faith, a clergy person who supports the right to choose, and I’m here on behalf of Congregation Shalom as a congregation that supports the right for pregnant people to choose their health care, including abortion. I think that we are at a crossroads. Unfortunately. I think that we’re finding ourselves at a place where … one group of religious people have decided that it is their right to make a decision for all of the religions and all of the people in our country.”