Rev. Cindy Bumb

Rev. Cindy Bumb

Retired UCC minister

St. Louis, MO

“For more than 50 years the United Church of Christ has supported abortion access and reproductive justice. My belief that abortion is essential health care is grounded in my faith and its foundational principles of love for God and one’s neighbor. Legislators have no right to ban abortion based on their personal religious views of when life begins – that is a religious question for which people of many faiths and no faith hold different views. Missouri’s abortion bans are entirely at odds with my beliefs. I joined this lawsuit because I want to ensure that Missouri legislators uphold their duty to abide by the Missouri Constitution’s guarantee of the separation of church and state.”


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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