Ira Sharma

Second place winner

Memphis, TN

I participated in the AU student essay contest because in order to preserve the invaluable diversity American public schools boast, it is important to maintain a secular identity; I participated in the AU essay contest to shed light on why small violations against this value can be of huge significance.

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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