The Morality of Abortion

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
The Morality of Abortion

The leaked news that the Supreme Court will almost certainly overturn Roe v. Wade after 50 years has landed with a sickening, world-shaking crash in our lives. While many rejoice, the vast majority of US Americans want abortion to remain available. But we have been so polarized for so long that we seldom reach across the gulf of our differences to talk about this issue. And abortion deserves to be engaged as a moral question.

With today’s sermon, Amy will look at some of the values that we weigh as we consider the question, and on which good people of conscience may sharply disagree: bodily autonomy, our obligations to the vulnerable, which religious traditions to follow, and who has the moral status of personhood. Following the traces of these values leads to one conclusion: that abortion must remain legal.

We have live, in-person music from Yuri Liberzon at both services, and additionally from the UUCPA Adult Choir at 11:00.

Worship leader: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Special music: Yuri Liberzon, classical guitar

Follow along in the order of service:

9:30: We gather in person, on the main patio, distanced 3′ and masked for safety.  Children’s Religious Education is in session at the same time.

11:00: We gather in person in the Main Hall, in person on the main patio, and via In-person, we are distanced 3′ and masked for safety; proof of vaccination is required to enter the Main Hall. You may also sit on the patio if you prefer.

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