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Double Booked: You Don’t Need it “All,” You Just Need a Sofa

Fresh Updates from RAC » Women’s Rights   |   Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
 By Lori Weinstein I had done it all: worked full time, part-time, downtown, from home, started my own business, even ran someone else’s business. From the time that my son was born, through the births of his two sisters and through their early childhoods, I was engaged in the chaos of career building in an […]

Don’t Pass Over Us: Women’s Equality at the Seder

Fresh Updates from RAC » Women’s Rights   |   Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
Moses. Aaron. Pharaoh. Our ancestors. Elijah. Family. Friends. These are the people we are most likely to think about as we sit down to our Passover Seder in the coming days. Passover lends itself so well to many of the critical social justice issues of today, from religious freedom, to  immigration and to human trafficking, […]

Today is Equal Pay Day

Fresh Updates from RAC » Women’s Rights   |   Apr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
This post originally appeared at WRJblog. Who would believe that in 2014 we’d still be discussing gender-based pay discrimination? Certainly when Congress passed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, our lawmakers and the nation believed that we had taken major strides towards closing the wage gap. Did you […]
The Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that the right to choose to terminate a pregnancy was a fundamental part of a woman’s right to privacy and self-determination; yet today, anti-choice advocates right routinely seek to limit access to safe and affordable abortion services.
Family planning and contraceptive programs ensure reproductive choice, limit the occurrence of unintended pregnancies, and save billions of dollars in pregnancy-related and newborn care costs to Medicaid.
Jewish values affirm the right of a woman to self-determination, and while potential life is always considered to have value, it is never placed above a woman’s health and well-being. The Reform Movement has long been staunch supporters of women’s reproductive rights.
Several bills proposed in the 112th Congress severely threaten a woman’s right to choose. Now is the time to defend reproductive rights.

Reproductive rights encompass more than just the right to terminate a pregnancy. Comprehensive sexuality education and family planning services are among the broad range of issues vital to ensuring the reproductive health of all people.

The Religious Action Center’s work on these issues is supported by a generous contribution from The Barbara Bluhm-Kaul Women’s Rights Issues Endowment.

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