The Clergy Advocacy Board is comprised of diverse faith leaders from all over the nation. They represent myriad cultural backgrounds, races, theological viewpoints and perspectives.
Statement of Beliefs
We believe that clergy have a special responsibility to bear witness in support of reproductive rights so that the public and their elected representatives may understand the theological and moral basis for reproductive rights.
We believe that family planning and responsible sex education are the most effective methods of reducing the need for abortion. Clergy must help parents reach and teach their children by providing medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education in their congregations and in their local communities and schools.
We believe that both men and women have an inherent right to reproductive freedom, that this freedom includes the right to abortion, and that abortion is a complex moral and ethical issue that cannot be resolved by solutions that are simplistic or cruel.
We believe that ultimately the decision about abortion is a matter between a woman, her conscience, and/or her God, and that those close to her should offer support in any way they can.
- Planned Parenthood Stands With Refugees, Muslims, and Immigrants of All Backgrounds & Condemns President Trump’s Executive Order (March 6, 2017)
- Faith Leaders from Across the Country Convene in Washington, DC to Stand with Planned Parenthood (April 4, 2017)
Clergy Advocacy Board Members
Rabbi Jon Adland (OH)
Rev. David A. Ames (RI)
Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock (TX)
Christian Church Disciples of Christ
Rev Dr. Gawain F. de Leeuw (NY)
Rev. Marci Auld Glass (ID)
Rev. Neichelle R. Guidry (IL)
Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe (DC)
Rev Dr. Daniel Kanter, CAB Chair (TX)
Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg (WA)
Rev. Craig Loya (NE)
Rev Dr. Marvin A Marsh (PA)
Rev Janet Maykus (IN)
Christian Church DOC
Rev. Rod Perdue (AK)
Rev Darcy Roake (Louisiana)
Rev Susan Russell (California)
Dr. Scott Sattler (CA)
Rev Madison T. Shockley II (CA)
United Church of Christ
Rabbi Peter Stein (NY)
Ani Zonneveld (CA)