Jamestown, N.Y. – On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.
Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision that has been the subject of national debate ever since.
At the virtual service of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) on Sunday, November 14, 10:30 a.m., Dr. Frances Lapinski, M.D., will make a presentation on Roe v. Wade. She will explore what the Court said through readings from the original decision.
Dr. Lapinski will not be expressing her opinion on the decision. She will share the actual words of Justice Harry Blackmun, the author of the Court's opinion, putting them in clearer sequence. Discussion will follow.
Dr. Lapinski’s message relates to the second of seven principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.”
A member of the UUCJ congregation, Dr. Lapinski earned her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed a residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse. She is retired as a clinical pathologist.
For those who are interested, an optional virtual coffee hour in breakout rooms follows the service.
Because of COVID-19 concerns, UUCJ Sunday services are remaining virtual instead of returning to 1255 Prendergast Avenue. Anyone is welcome to participate with the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.