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FemCatholic Forum Panel Discussion: Reactions to Roe and What’s to Come

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May 12, 2022

On May 2, a draft of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to the media, igniting a firestorm of reactions across the United States. 

In the United States, nearly 1 in 4 women have had an abortion, so the topic of its legality is an immensely personal one. FemCatholic is hosting an opportunity to process the news together on May 5th at 8pm CST / 9pm EST. 

Watch the recording here.

Expert Panel

Rebecca Christian, CPD, CLEC is a writer, doula, and lactation counselor living in Los Angeles, CA. She loves all things related to filmmaking, birth, and wellness. Having served over 150 families since 2016, she has walked with women facing every type of reproductive health outcome, and is especially passionate about improving maternal health disparities, empowering women’s healthcare decisions, and building a culture of life rooted in reproductive justice. Her doula practice can be found at Fiatdoulaservices.com.

Leticia Ochoa Adams is a 43 year old wife, mother, grandmother and lover of her family’s three pit bulls. She is a born and raised Texan. She is Hispanic, Catholic, Whole Life, anti-racist and is dedicated to helping people make space in their lives for their own grief or for the grief of those they love. She speaks and writes on parenting, her Catholic faith, learning how to process childhood trauma and suicide loss. She lived the worst day of her life the day that her oldest son Anthony died by suicide, and honors his life by telling people about him and helping others who have also suffered a huge loss. Because she has lived that day and survived, she is no longer scared of anything except not showing up as her full self. You can find out more about her at leticiaoadams.com.

Leah Libresco Sargeant is the author of Arriving at Amen and Building the Benedict Option. She runs the substack Other Feminisms, which is focused on the dignity of mutual dependence.

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