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Why Pastors Should Talk About Contraception from the Pulpit

[OPINION] Deacon and activist Emma Akpan says Black women in the church need a trusted voice to speak up for their rights and their health
By Emma Akpan

As a member of the clergy, I’ve heard many sermons on a wide range of social and political topics, from voting and the problems of the prescription drug industry to unemployment to the latest outrageous statement from politicians.

One topic I haven’t heard? Safe and affordable access to contraception and birth control.

It makes perfect sense that Black churches would speak about this specific…

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