Exploring religious liberty in a post-Roe v. Wade world

Published: Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:19pm
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Before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last summer, we got used to thinking about religious liberty and abortion in a certain way: cases of the Catholic Church or evangelical Christian organizations challenging the law on moral grounds to ensure they weren’t enabling abortions or contraception in any way. 

But now that Roe is no more, Cathleen Kaveny says the tables have turned. Kaveny is a professor at Boston College in the Department of Theology and School of Law.

The caught up with her while she was in Phoenix this week to speak at Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. She said we’re seeing religious people on the other side of the argument pushing for protection of their rights to perform or obtain abortions, as their religion dictates. 

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