Barbara Phifer

Rev. Barbara Phifer

Retired United Methodist minister and State Representative for District 90

“The essence of my faith is that God created all human beings and that all humans have intrinsic, equal worth in the eyes of God. This necessitates that everyone’s health and well-being must be prioritized and their decisions regarding reproductive health care, including access to abortion, must be respected. By removing choice from reproductive care, Missouri’s abortion bans conflict with my faith.”


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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