Special Events Series, October 9, 16, and 23 at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary: Reproductive freedom and justice in the context of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. This series brings a sequence of guest speakers on constitutional law and Christian ethics in the context of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The legal and ethical concept of abortion has historically been narrowly tailored as an “allowance” provided to women on the basis of “justification” based on the circumstances leading to the need for an abortion. However, the more fundamental, “co-creation” ethic might be found in a reproductive justice paradigm, in which the first principle is about the primacy of each and every woman’s personal judgment regarding her ability to have children, to not have children, and to raise the children she has. In the unique and singular context of an individual’s life, the moral consequences of having a child can be equal to, if not greater than, the moral consequences of having an abortion because the moral requirements of motherhood are so enormous. Join us each week for this special series.
Sunday, October 9, 6:00pm in the Sanctuary
Professor Jennifer Hendricks, University of Colorado School of Law, presents “When Women Aren’t People: The Dobbs Decision and the Government’s Pregnancy” on the legal and constitutional law aspects of the Dobbs decision and gender rights, state responses, the judicial concept of “originalism”, and the connection to religion.