Wassila Mehimda

Third place winner

Revere, MA

I participated in the AU student essay contest because growing up as a religious minority in the United States, I understand and acknowledge that the separation of church and state as it exists in this country is the driving force that allows me to freely and confidently practice 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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