R-Soul: Reclaiming the Soul of Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

Faith Choice Ohio

From the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion to the modern day struggle for intersectional reproductive freedom, religious voices have been at the forefront of fights that matter for generations. We’re here to amplify essential voices, tell stories that often go unheard, and lift up the holy and healing work of faithfully pro-choice activists like you. read less
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Episodios

All Things New: How Generational Differences in Culture & Conflict Impact Reproductive Freedom
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All Things New: How Generational Differences in Culture & Conflict Impact Reproductive Freedom
Faith Organizers Kelley Fox and Rev. Terry Williams dive deep into the generational gap, discussing ways in which age-based differences in social, political, and religious expression give rise to diverse responses to today’s reproductive rights challenges.
Exploring their own generational diversity, Kelley and Terry take listeners on a journey through the different ways they have each dealt with conflict in religious institutions, balancing care for self and desire for community transformation. Links to discussed content: 2019 United Methodist Church Special General Conference on Human Sexuality: www.umc.org/en/content/what-happened-and-what-didnt-at-general-conference-2019#:~:text=The%20global%20United%20Methodist%20ChurchWhat Happened at General Conference 2019: https://religionnews.com/2019/03/07/the-splainer-what-happened-at-the-united-methodist-general-conference(Book Resource) Conflict Is Not Abuse: https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Conflict-Is-Not-AbuseWhat It Means To Be Spiritual But Not Religious: www.pewresearch.org/religion/2023/12/07/who-are-spiritual-but-not-religious-americans/Millennials and Gen Z Defined: www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2019/01/17/where-millennials-end-and-generation-z-begins/ Music by Korbin Jones. "Leaders at the Head of the Civil Rights March on Washington" by archivesfoundation and "BLM March to Deady Hall" by dsgetch are each licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Coming Down From the Mountaintop: Moving Sustainably Into 2024
19-01-2024
Coming Down From the Mountaintop: Moving Sustainably Into 2024
Faith Organizer Kelley Fox is joined by Executive Director Elaina Ramsey as they reflect on the year ahead and the struggle to keep momentum after such a great win for abortion access & reproductive rights in November, while also navigating all the obstacles 2024 will bring. Discussing the need to stay the course and the challenges of doing this work sustainably, Elaina & Kelley shine a light on the importance of community care and continued learning together. Links to discussed content: What's Next? Abortion Care Packages: www.faithchoiceohio.org/blog/whats-next-abortion-care-packagesA New Year of Religion & Repro Offerings: www.faithchoiceohio.org/blog/a-new-year-of-religion-and-repro-offeringsThe Jubilee Fund for Abortion Justice: www.faithchoiceohio.org/jubileefundSome Ohio Republicans Propose A Bill to Remove Power from Courts on Cases Related to Abortion: https://news.wosu.org/2024-01-04/some-ohio-republicans-drop-a-bill-to-remove-power-from-courts-on-ca...The Supreme Court Will Rule on Limits on A Commonly Used Abortion Medication: https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-abortion-medication-drug-mifepristone-f763b93ef632e1767fd69...SCOTUS Is Likely to Decide If Abortion Is Health Care: https://rewirenewsgroup.com/2024/01/03/scotus-is-likely-to-decide-if-abortion-is-health-care-emtala/12 States Where the Fate of Abortion Rights Could Be on 2024 Ballots: www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/12/20/abortion-rights-2024-ballot-measures/ Music by Korbin Jones
Labor that Pays: Why Labor Rights are Essential to Reproductive Freedom
15-09-2023
Labor that Pays: Why Labor Rights are Essential to Reproductive Freedom
Faith Organizers Kelley Fox and Rev. Terry Williams keep the Labor Day vibes rolling in this latest episode by discussing wages, benefits, and the connection between strong labor unions and reproductive freedom. Discussing recent labor disputes playing out across multiple reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, Kelley and Terry explore why building a just future for all takes faithful action from everybody. Links to discussed content:  All* Above All Statement on Restructuring: https://allaboveall.org/updates/a-statement-from-the-all-above-all-executive-team-and-steering-commi...Anonymous Post on Anti-Blackness at All* Above All: https://medium.com/@allaboveallisantiblack/all-above-all-is-anti-black-part-1-9a6dda785258Kelley's blog post on "Relearning Self-Care": www.faithchoiceohio.org/blog/relearning-self-careConflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair: www.akpress.org/conflictisnotabuse.htmlPress Release on Planned Parenthood Federation of America Layoffs: www.1199seiu.org/media-center/mass-layoff-planned-parenthood-federation-america-sparks-uproar-amid-vague-restructuring-first-anniversary-overturning-roe-vs-wa#:~:text=Thirty%2Deight%20of%20the%20impacted National RCRC Disaffiliates from States: www.faithchoiceohio.org/blog/new-year-new-name Repro Worker Aid Fund: www.reprojobs.org/aid Resume Support for Repro Workers: www.reprojobs.org/blog/resume-support-for-repro-workers-from-reprojobs  Music by Korbin Jones
Fierce: The League of Women Voters of Ohio and the Nonpartisan Fight to Save Democracy
04-08-2023
Fierce: The League of Women Voters of Ohio and the Nonpartisan Fight to Save Democracy
Faith Organizer Rev. Terry Williams welcomes special guest Jen Miller — executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio — for an in-depth discussion of the fiercely nonpartisan fight for democracy in Ohio’s August 8th Special Election. Jen and Terry explore why so many organizations throughout the state have endorsed a NO vote on Issue 1 in August, outlining what’s at stake if majority rule is eliminated in Ohio, and laying out the history of the more than 100-year-old right that Ohioans have to amend our constitution by majority vote at the ballot box — including how this right affects the faithfully pro-choice abortion justice work we love so much at Faith Choice Ohio! Links to discussed content: League of Women Voters of Ohio: www.lwvohio.orgPolitical, Not Partisan: Religious Organizations, Elections, and Abortion Justice: www.faithchoiceohio.org/blog/political-not-partisan-religious-organizations-elections-and-abortion-justiceProceedings of the 1912 Constitutional Convention in Ohio: www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/courts/judicial-system/supreme-court-of-ohio/mjc/interest/law-libr...200+ organizations endorse a NO vote on August Issue 1 in Ohio: https://votenoinaugust.org/endorsements/Polling on August Issue 1 shows broad bipartisan opposition to the issue: www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2023/07/19/ohio-issue-1-poll-finds-most-ohio-voters-o...Richard Uihlein (billionaire from Illinois) is footing the bill for more than 80% of the Issue 1 campaign: www.cleveland.com/news/2023/07/whos-paying-for-the-campaigns-for-and-against-state-issue-1-n...Ex-GOP Ohio speaker, lobbyist guilty in $60M bribery scheme: https://apnews.com/article/larry-householder-corruption-verdict-bribery-trial-ohio-30763b21fc02e62464c20a77609a63ac Music by Korbin Jones
A Democracy If You Can Keep It: Why Ohioans Should Vote NO in August
20-07-2023
A Democracy If You Can Keep It: Why Ohioans Should Vote NO in August
Faith Organizers Kelley Fox and Rev. Terry Williams let it fly in this episode about Ohio’s special election in August, addressing everything from the intentional voter suppression tactics of Ohio’s legislature to the pandemic of Christian anti-intellectualism that is currently plaguing our body politic. Clearly outlining why the August 8th special election is primarily about abortion access, Kelley and Terry make it plain by drawing the links between the rise of White Christian Nationalism and assaults on reproductive freedom — like Issue 1 in August. Listen in for an earful about the “Vote NO in August” campaign and what you can do to keep defending reproductive health, rights, and justice in the Buckeye state. Links to discussed content:  Vote NO in August Campaign: https://votenoinaugust.org/Ohio banned August elections. Then the GOP planned one that could help preserve an abortion ban: www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/ohio-banned-august-elections-gop-planned-one-help-preserve-abortion-ba-rcna85635Tiny Minority of Ohio Chamber of Commerce Board vote for Issue 1 Endorsement: www.cleveland.com/opinion/2023/07/disgusting-issue-1-surrender-by-tiny-board-minority-at-ohi...Cost of the August 8th Special Election: https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2023/06/09/local-boards-of-election-stressed-by-lack-of-funding-in-st...Ohio voter ID requirements from ACLU Ohio: www.acluohio.org/en/how-vote-ohioAn introduction to Christian Anti-Intellectualism: www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-wasting-of-the-evangelical-mindFaith Choice Ohio's Religion & Repro Training: www.faithchoiceohio.org/religion-and-repro-training Music by Korbin Jones
One Year Since Dobbs: The Worst Part Is, Not Much Has Changed
29-06-2023
One Year Since Dobbs: The Worst Part Is, Not Much Has Changed
Faith Organizers Kelley Fox and Rev. Terry Williams reflect on a year of wildness since the catastrophic Dobbs decision that destroyed the federal law protections of Roe v. Wade. Focusing on the continuing legal limbo experienced by anyone seeking abortion care in Ohio, Kelley and Terry draw attention to the large number of states that now outright ban abortion and address what life has been like in a destination state over the last year since Dobbs. They also share plenty of spicy takes on Ohio’s internal political hellscape, as well as a healthy dose of spirit-lifting pragmatism and unwavering faith in abortion seekers in the Buckeye state. Links to discussed content:  This Far by Faith: One Year After Roe: www.faithchoiceohio.org/blog/this-far-by-faith-one-year-after-roeA Faith-Rooted Response to the Dobbs Anti-Versary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcAGyJlb9HgGrounding Practices for the Journey (July 5th via Zoom): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvduCsrT0iH9TnLEYNnVu3blwvWZUFf7DO#/registrationAugust 8th Special Election: What You Need to Know: https://votenoinaugust.org/vote/Restorative & Transformative Justice Book Club: https://www.faithchoiceohio.org/blog/building-safe-and-sustainable-communities-one-book-and-practice-at-a-time Reproductive Justice Book Club:  https://www.faithchoiceohio.org/blog/reproductive-justice-book-club-preparing-for-the-struggles-ahead  Music by Korbin Jones