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Read the latest updates and learn more about women’s rights and equality through a Reform Jewish perspective.

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Tell your Representative to oppose the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," which would prohibit abortions after just 20 weeks of gestation, when many severe or fatal defects or diseases are still undetectable. 

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Women's Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Women's Rights

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Progress and Finding Inspiration for Action
Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s take stock of the progress—and the setbacks—we saw for women’s rights policy this month: In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9) reintroduced the International Violence Against Women Act, or I-VAWA (H.R. 1340), a bill to provide concrete tools to change […]

Understanding the Unique Effect of Climate Change on Women
Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Today marks the last day of Women’s History Month! We’ve spent this month lobbying for the Violence Against Women Act at our L’Taken Social Justice Seminars, remembering the women of the civil rights movement during the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, and advocating for reproductive rights. As this month comes to a close, let’s not […]

Not Enough: The Ongoing Fight for Women’s Liberation
Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

As a kid, “Dayenu” was perhaps my favorite Jewish holiday song. It’s catchy, it’s upbeat, and, if you sing the full 15 verses, it goes on forever. With “Dayenu,” we express our thanks for the myriad miracles that took place at the time of the Exodus. We sing that each was so powerful that one […]

Pursuing Choice in the States: The Current State(s) of Reproductive Rights
Posted on Friday March 20, 2015

It seems like every day—if not several times a day—that I get an email update from one of our coalition partners or from one of my reproductive rights news alerts telling me that another state anti-choice bill has moved forward. Just this week, Ohio state legislators introduced a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks, […]

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For more information, contact Eisendrath (and Women for Reform Judaism) Legislative Assistant Rachel Chung at (202) 387-2800.