Krista Taves

Rev. Krista Taves

Minister of Congregational Life at Eliot Unitarian Chapel

Kirkwood, MO

“As a minister at two Unitarian Universalist churches, one in Kirkwood, Missouri, and one in Alton, Illinois, I see the unequal reproductive rights my two congregations have because of Missouri’s abortion bans. My faith places deep trust in the inherent goodness of humankind and the ability of individuals to make moral decisions regarding their own bodies. The Missouri Legislature is forcing Unitarian Universalists to conform to one religious view of conception, the beginning of life and abortion that do not align with our faith. The separation of church and state in Missouri’s Constitution does not allow for this infringement on our religious freedom.”


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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