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Reform Movement Leaders Denounce the Supreme Court’s Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  

Jewish Fund for Abortion Access

Jewish Fund for Abortion Access

Abortion access is a Jewish value — plain and simple.

National Council of Jewish Women’s Jewish Fund for Abortion Access puts this value into action: connecting real people who need abortions with the money they need to access care.  

We know that many in the Jewish community are looking for a way to help those who provide direct care. That’s why we created the Jewish Fund for Abortion Access in partnership with the National Abortion Federation (NAF), a national organization that represents, serves, and supports abortion providers in delivering patient-centered, evidence-based care.

NAF is dedicated to ensuring individuals have the information and resources they need when they seek to terminate a pregnancy. The fund through NCJW will help with their emergency relief efforts in three ways:

1. Funding the largest hotline in the country, which will help individuals learn what they need based on where they live to access abortions. After reaching out to the hotline, the person calling is assigned a case manager who will help them through their journey.

2. Funding travel over state lines for those who need it.

3. Funding abortions at NAF approved clinics for those who need it. 

Supreme Court Ruling overturning Roe V. Wade - the Jewish perspective.

From the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), "Abortion access is a Jewish value,  plain and simple.  For too long, the American narrative about religion and abortion has ignored Jewish voices — and it’s past time for that to end.  Join the Jewish movement to make it clear that Jews support reproductive freedom.It’s crucial that we signal as strongly as we can that abortion access is a Jewish value. We launched the Jewish Fund for Abortion Access for this very reason — to help women and everyone who can get pregnant access safe reproductive health care. No matter where they live."

Resources from Jewish Texts.

 

The Reform Jewish Movement, of which Congregation Kol Haverim is a part, supports the fundamental human right to make decisions about when and how to build one's family, and to be able to make medical decisions and access comprehensive healthcare without government interference. For thousands of years, Judaism has upheld the right, and even at times the REQUIREMENT, of an abortion.

Whether or not you would personally choose to have one, allowing other to make this choice, or to even safe the life of the mother when her health is at risk, is a critical Jewish value dating back to our earliest sacred texts. 

You can study some of the texts and laws with the link just above, as well as with this text study from the Freehof Institute of Progressive Halakhah

Official statements posted by many of Judaism's key organizations are below:

CENTRAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN RABBIS STATEMENT ON THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN DOBBS V. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Reform Movement Leaders Denounce the Supreme Court’s Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization 

Women’s Rabbinic Network: “Abortion Care Is Health Care. Forcing Someone To Carry A Pregnancy Violates Jewish Law And Constitutional Rights.”

The Facts about Abortion, by Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Executive Director of the Women of Reform Judaism

Conservative Rabbis Strongly Condemn U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Abortion Rights

Statement by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America on US Supreme Court’s Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, Overturning Roe v. Wade

 

Sat, August 13 2022 16 Av 5782