VIDEO! Pop up Coffee Talk: Roe v Wade & Scotus – How my Faith Tells me to Respond
When The Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade in May, a flood of columns were submitted by FāVS columnists. Reactions were strong.
How should we, as a community, respond to the Supreme Court’s actions?
At this pop up Coffee Talk an interfaith panel discussed how their faith is guiding them on this issue.
- Baha’i writer Pete Haug, who wrote “No Better Time. Let’s Rewrite the Constitution.”
- Muslim writer Maimoona Harrington whose column wrote, “Abortion in Islam“
- Guest columnist and member of the Church of Latter-day Saints Shawn Domgaard who wrote, “What Research, and my Faith, Says about a Women’s Right to Choose.”
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.