Ashleen Girn

2022 AU Student Essay Winner

Springfield, MO

I participated in the AU student essay contest because I found it to be an opportunity to be able to express my thoughts on something I have not been able to talk about before -- religion and how it influences people and societies.

Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.

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