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Reproductive Rights and Women's Health

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

Reproductive Rights and Women's Health

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Women's Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Women's Rights

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, […]

From Page to Practice: Reinterpreting the Helms Amendment
Posted on Friday March 13, 2015

Since his inauguration in 2009, advocates for reproductive rights have been urging President Obama to reinterpret the Helms Amendment, which bans American foreign aid for abortion services in all circumstances. Though certainly not the only dangerous, anti-choice policy in U.S. law, Helms stands out as the lowest hanging fruit on these issues. This is especially […]

Our Bodies, Our Bank Accounts: Pregnant Workers Accommodations and Economic Security
Posted on Wednesday March 11, 2015

When we think of pregnant women in the workforce, the first thing that comes to mind is often maternity leave. But, maternity leave is just one piece of the complex puzzle of policies necessary to support working mothers and working families. Another critical piece of that puzzle are pregnancy accommodations—necessary to ensure that pregnant workers […]

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