Workshop On Re-Thinking Abortion As UU's - Saturday, Feb 8th - Fireside Room

Presented by Rev. Scotty McLennan

Discussion on these and related topics: Is there a new approach to abortion politics, informed by religion, or are we stuck in the same old stand-off?  Can and should liberal and conservative religious people work together to lower the incidence of abortion while also protecting reproductive rights?  How do we address the question of when a "human being" or "person" exists - at conception, viability, birth, later?  How do we best negotiate between the rights of the mother and the rights of the fetus or the baby?  What have Unitarian Universalists said on these issues historically and currently, and what will we say in the future?

Rev. Scotty McLennan is the Dean of Religious Life at Stanford University.  He serves as a Community Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and is affiliated with UUCPA.

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