Reproductive Freedom


Creating a movement to eradicate stigma around reproductive freedom in Texas…one congregation at a time.

What is a Reproductive Freedom Congregation?

Too often, congregations–even progressive faith communities–perpetuate a conspiracy of silence around reproductive health issues, especially abortion. This silence can make people reluctant to share their experiences or reach out for support, for fear of being shamed, judged, or stigmatized We are here to say abortion is a blessing.

The Reproductive Freedom Congregation initiative is a first step in bringing these issues out of the shadows.

Reproductive Freedom Congregations publicly affirm three principles:

  • We trust and respect women and people who can become pregnant.
  • We promise that people who attend our congregation will be free from stigma, shame, or judgment for their reproductive decisions, including abortion.
  • We believe access to comprehensive and affordable reproductive health services, including abortion, is a moral and social good.

Why Join This Movement?

Just as the powerful movement of welcoming-and-affirming congregations continues to make a profound impact on inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community, our work is a similar effort, grounded in faithful congregations, that will spark a change to the religious conversation around abortion and reproductive freedom in Texas.

As more and more houses of worship across the state join this movement, together we will be a powerful challenge to the broader societal stigma against reproductive freedom.

How Do You Join This Movement?

By meeting a few simple criteria:

  • Have public conversations about what it means to be a Reproductive Freedom Congregation, discussing the principles and the congregation’s values

  • Pledge to make the sacred space safe and accepting for everyone

  • Determine the level of engagement that best matches the congregation’s values

  • Formally vote to adopt the principles

Invite Just Texas to Your Congregation!

Are you interested in changing the culture around reproductive health and faith in your congregation? Our team at Just Texas can come to you! 

Email us at to inquire about trainings and workshops.

Levels of Engagement

We understand that every congregation enters into this work from a different place on the path towards reproductive freedom. This is why we offer three levels of engagement for your congregation.

  • Public affirmation of the principles
  • Commitment to regular education around reproductive freedom
  • Public witness for reproductive freedom in the political arena and the media

Our Network

Look below to find a congregation near you where you can share your faith story and your reproductive story!

  • Agape Metropolitan Community Church
    Fort Worth
  • The Awakening Spiritual Community
    San Antonio
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • The Congregational Church of Austin
  • Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Ethical Society of Austin
  • Faith Presbyterian Church
  • First Unitarian Church
  • First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston - Museum District
  • First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston - Thoreau Campus
  • First Unitarian Universalist Church
  • First Unitarian Universalist Church
    San Antonio
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Friends Congregational Church
    College Station
  • The Gathering: A Womanist Church
  • Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Labyrinth Progressive Student Ministry - University of Texas
  • Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church
    Cedar Park
  • Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • Red River Unitarian Universalist Church
  • San Gabriel Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    San Marcos
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Midtown
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of The Brazos Valley
    College Station
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Victoria
  • University Baptist Church
  • Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
    Fort Worth
  • Wildflower Church