Take Michelle Boorstein’s “The threat to Roe v. Wade is driving a religious movement for reproductive choice” The subhead to the story which appeared this weekend in the Washington Post reads “Americans who see a religious case for abortion access try to shift the narrative.” “Shift the narrative” and how!
The lead to her account is the story of Rev. Kaeley McEvoy. When she began at Westmoreland Congregational in 2018, she didn’t know if she should tell her congregation that she’d recently had an abortion. She knows her congregation was “liberal,” but not to worry.
Read more at Life News.
According to the Washington Post:
McEvoy was already a reproductive rights advocate, and to her the experience wasn’t in conflict with her faith. When the pastor and her then-boyfriend learned in 2016 that she was pregnant, the first place they went was to a cathedral, to pray — and to call doctors’ offices in search of one to do the abortion. Other visitors to the cathedral happened to try to enter the small chapel where McEvoy was on the phone, but her boyfriend turned them away, she remembers, saying “something holy is happening here.
In November, McEvoy, a 29-year-old with a melodic preaching cadence, took the high, white pulpit at Westmoreland and said she had “never felt more known and heard and loved by God than when I entered the doors of a Planned Parenthood.” Then last month she addressed a group of Christian abortion access activists meeting in a D.C. church: “Something holy is happening here, friends.”