Saturday, June 11, 2011

Religion, women and reproductive health

"Dispelling Myths:  Women, Reproductive Rights and Religion"
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Offices of the National Council of Jewish Women
Greater Detroit section 
26400 Lahser Road, 
Suite 306 Southfield, Mich.
6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Reproductive rights are in the public spotlight big time.

"Prochoice," "prolife," "antiabortion," "proabortion," and "Planned Parenthood," are terms we see in the headlines on an almost daily basis.

Reproductive rights include political, legal and medical issues.  Religion, morality and emotion add even more fuel to the fire.

To put religion and reproductive rights in perspective, the Oakland County chapter of the National Organization for Women, along with The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the greater Detroit section of the National Council of Jewish Women and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan, will present an interfaith discussion "Dispelling Myths:  Religion, Women and Reproductive Health."

Speakers will be Rabbi Marla Hornsten of Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, Mich. and Rev. Rony S. Veska of the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale, Mich.

The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

Related Links:

Oakland County NOW
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights
NCJW - Greater Detroit section
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan

"Rabbi Marla Hornsten is Proud to be Temple's Pioneer" -- from 12 March 2011.

I also found an interesting conversation with Steph Herold, a Jewish repro rights activist on

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