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Channeling Moral Outrage Into Action To End Domestic Violence

Fresh Updates from RAC » Women’s Rights   |   Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM
If you’ve turned on the television or even glanced at a newspaper over the past several weeks, you’ve likely seen coverage of Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens running back who punched his then-fiancée Janay in an elevator. The renewed conversation about Rice’s actions and about the NFL’s reaction is an unfortunate, if timely introduction to […]

Double Booked: No One Should Have to Choose Between A Healthy Family and A Job

Fresh Updates from RAC » Women’s Rights   |   Sep 30, 2014 12:00 AM
In this season of renewal, Jews reflect on the year past and look forward to a 5775, a year that brings new opportunity. Since the launch of Double Booked this past January, we have identified some of the challenges that working families face today and discussed a wide variety of cultural, social, and policy solutions. […]

Abortion Access: A Matter of Individual Rights and Health Care

Fresh Updates from RAC » Women’s Rights   |   Sep 29, 2014 12:00 AM
On Sunday, September 28 we commemorated the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to take steps to ensure women’s health care access around the world. Despite seemingly constant attacks on women’s reproductive rights in the United States, the alarming reality is that our laws allow […]
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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