Meet Our Plaintiffs

Many people, including the plaintiffs in our case against the state of Missouri, support abortion because of their religious beliefs.

Their religious freedom is violated when a contrary religious belief is given the force of law by extreme legislators.


Rev Traci Blackman

Rev. Traci Blackmon

Associate General Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ

Meet Rev. Blackmon

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss

Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

Meet Maharat Neiss

Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson

Eleventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri

Meet Bishop Johnson

Rabbi Andrea Goldstein

Rabbi at Congregation Shaare Emeth

Meet Rabbi Goldstein

Rep. Barbara Phifer

Rev. Barbara Phifer

Retired United Methodist minister and State Representative for District 90

Meet Rev. Phifer

Rabbi Jim Bennett

Rabbi Jim Bennett

Senior Rabbi at Congregation Shaare Emeth

Meet Rabbi Bennett

Rabbi Susan Talve

Rabbi at Central Reform Congregation

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Rev. Holly McKissick

Rev. Holly McKissick

Lead Pastor at Peace Church UCC in Kansas City, Missouri

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Rev. Krista Taves

Rev. Krista Taves

Minister of Congregational Life at Eliot Unitarian Chapel

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Rev. Molly Housh Gordon

Rev. Molly Housh Gordon

Minister at Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia

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Rev. Cindy Bumb

Rev. Cindy Bumb

Retired United Church of Christ minister

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Rabbi Douglas Alpert

Rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami, Kansas City, MO

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Rev. Jan Barnes

Retired United Church of Christ minister

Meet Rev. Barnes

Help AU Challenge Abortion Bans as Violations of Church-State Separation

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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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