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Reform Jewish Movement Condemns Administration’s Move to Reinstitute the Domestic Gag Rule and Restrict Women’s Reproductive Choices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – In response to the anticipated proposed regulation released by the administration today that will deny organizations that provide abortions or abortion referrals from receiving federal family planning funds, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the wider Reform Movement:

Reform Jewish Movement Condemns Administration’s Move to Reinstitute the Domestic Gag Rule and Restrict Women’s Reproductive Choices

Reform Movement Opposes Trump Administration Ruling on Contraceptive Mandate

For Immediate Release 
October 6, 2017 

Reform Movement Opposes Trump Administration Ruling on Contraceptive Mandate

Zubik v. Burwell Ruling Leaves Key Issues Unresolved

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2016– In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling in Zubik v. Burwell, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Zubik v. Burwell Ruling Leaves Key Issues Unresolved

Reform Movement Condemns Shooting at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Tracy Wolf
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Washington, D.C., November 30, 2015 – In response to the tragic shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado last Friday, Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Shooting at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

Reform Movement Joins 130 Organizations in Asking POTUS to End a Policy that Allows Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Sarah Greenberg
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

REQUEST FOR REVIEW AND RECONSIDERATION OF
JUNE 29, 2007 OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL MEMORANDUM RE: RFRA

August 20, 2015

The Honorable Barack H. Obama President of the United States The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Reform Movement Joins 130 Organizations in Asking POTUS to End a Policy that Allows Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination

Reform Movement Applauds Reintroduction of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Rachel Chung
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Washington, D.C., June 4, 2015 – To celebrate the reintroduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Applauds Reintroduction of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Opposition to Abortion Restrictions

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Rachel Chung
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

May 13, 2015, Washington D.C. – In advance of today’s House of Representatives vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Opposition to Abortion Restrictions

President’s Budget Highlights Key Reform Jewish Priorities, Leaves Some Areas of Concern

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Barbara Weinstein
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

 

Washington, D.C., February 5, 2015 – In response to the release of President Obama’s FY 2016 budget, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

President’s Budget Highlights Key Reform Jewish Priorities, Leaves Some Areas of Concern

Reform Movement Commends Senate Lifting of Family Planning "Global Gag Rule"

Wishner: Providing comprehensive and accurate family planning information is an essential step in ensuring a higher quality of life for women everywhere.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Rebecca Blake Chaikin
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Commends Senate Lifting of Family Planning "Global Gag Rule"

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Senate Opposition to Honaker Nomination

Saperstein and Gutmann: Mr. Honaker’s record leaves us with serious doubts as to his ability to safeguard religious liberty and reproductive rights… With the stakes so high – a lifetime appointment to the federal bench – we feel compelled to oppose a judge who would endanger our core freedoms.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Rebecca Blake Chaikin
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Movement Urges Senate Opposition to Honaker Nomination