Rev. Jan Barnes

Retired UCC minister

Webster Groves, MO


“Missouri’s abortion bans legislate a religious view of abortion that is entirely at odds with my religious beliefs and the reproductive counseling I’ve offered as a United Church of Christ minister. I believe that God wants health and well-being for all people, which includes the ability for people to make the reproductive decisions that are best for them. When I’ve ministered to people contemplating abortions, I’ve explained that God supports individuals in making decisions for themselves about whether to have an abortion, and that there is no biblical prohibition of abortion.”

BREAKING NEWS

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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