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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

Outcomes of State Ballot Initiatives Prove Both Troubling, Celebratory to Reform Jews

Saperstein: “Despite numerous triumphs, we cannot overstate our disappointment in the passage of several ballot measures that will restrict civil rights.”

 

Contact: Kate Bigam 202.387.2800 | news@rac.org
 

Outcomes of State Ballot Initiatives Prove Both Troubling, Celebratory to Reform Jews

Reform Jewish Movement Comments on State of the Union Speech

Saperstein: Inspired by the words of Pirke Avot "Do not separate yourself from the community" (2:5) that remind us of our obligation to others, we will continue to work with President Obama and Congress to meet the needs of all Americans.

Reform Jewish Movement Comments on State of the Union Speech

Extreme Anti-Choice Bill Violates Jewish Teachings

Rabbi Saperstein: "As Reform Jews committed to the sanctity of a woman's life and personal dignity, and as Americans committed to core Constitutional principles, we are extremely disappointed by the passage of this bill, which would result in greater government interference in what is, at its core, a very private, and often religious, decision."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Greenberg
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

 

Extreme Anti-Choice Bill Violates Jewish Teachings

Reform Movement Leaders Submit Statement Opposing House Anti-Choice Bill

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Greenberg
rac@rac.org | (202) 387-2800 

Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Marla Feldman, Executive Director of the Women of Reform Judaism, submitted the following joint statement to the House Judiciary Subcomittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice:

Reform Movement Leaders Submit Statement Opposing House Anti-Choice Bill

Reform Movement Commends Final Rule on Contraception Access

Saperstein: "We thank the Administration for continuing throughout the rulemaking process to advance and respect the core principles of religious liberty and reproductive freedom that have been reflected in the final rule". 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Krinsky
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Commends Final Rule on Contraception Access

Reform Movement Condemns House Passage of Anti-Choice Bill

 Weinstein: "The symbolism of the bill's House passage is indeed important, demonstrating the unfortunate reality that women's reproductive rights remain at risk."

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Krinsky
202.387.2800|news@rac.org

Washington D.C., June 19, 2013 - In response to the House passage of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns House Passage of Anti-Choice Bill

Reform Movement Supports Availability of Emergency Contraception

Reform Movement Supports Availability of Emergency Contraception

Rabbi Feldman: "The Obama Administrations reversal this week of its earlier position that required a Plan B prescription for those aged 16 and younger respects womens moral agency and will advance reproductive health.

 Contact in D.C.: Sarah Krinsky, 202.387.2800, news@rac.org
Contact in NYC: Dana Stein, 212.650.4066, dbstein@wrj.org

Reform Movement Supports Availability of Emergency Contraception

Reform Movement Responds to HHS Contraception Guidelines

Saperstein: "...we also believe that women of all faiths and no faith are entitled to access to contraception as a matter of basic rights and fundamental dignity - and that for some women, access to birth control is an extension of their own religious liberty which deserves to be protected just as aggressively as that of the employer. We commend the Administrations commitment to this principle." 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Krinsky
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Responds to HHS Contraception Guidelines

Reform Movement Welcomes House Passage of Inclusive VAWA; Looks Forward to Swift Enactment

 Weinstein: "Although it has taken far too long to reach this day, we commend both chambers in Congress for passing a reauthorization bill that includes better training for law enforcement, victim service providers and personnel; improved protections for women in tribal communities; stronger LGBT-inclusive provisions; easier channels for immigrant victims of domestic abuse to escape their spouse or partner; and stricter requirements regarding the handling of sexual violence and intimate partner violence on college campuses".

Reform Movement Welcomes House Passage of Inclusive VAWA; Looks Forward to Swift Enactment

Published: 02/28/2013