Avodah D.C. Corps Members, alumni, staff, advisory council members, and allies rallied on Capitol Hill with our partners, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), last month to fight for reproductive freedom after it was leaked that the Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe V. Wade. At Avodah, we believe abortion access is a human right and a Jewish value. Abortion bans violate basic human rights for all and are especially harmful to low-income, LGBTQ+, and POC communities.
Our steadfast belief in abortion access for all is rooted in our Judaism – Jewish law not only allows, but sometimes requires abortions when the life and well-being of the individual carrying the fetus is at risk. Regardless of whether this draft decision comes to fruition, Avodah will continue standing alongside organizations advocating for reproductive rights.
To donate across 83 different reproductive rights funds, including in states with the most restrictive legislation, click here. And to support Avodah’s local partners on this issue, visit Erie Family Health, Howard Brown Health, and Community of Hope. To support transportation assistance to clinics in the Midwest, visit the Midwest Acces Coalition, co-founded by Avodah Alum Leah Greenblum.