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The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

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NCJW Applauds Passage of NO BAN Act in the House of Representatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2020 Media Contact Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team sgarfinkel@westendstrategy.com; 202-765-4290 The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) released the following statement today in response to the House of Representative’s passage of the NO BAN Act. Chief Executive Officer Sheila Katz issued the following statement:…

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The Jewish Case for Abortion Rights

Originally published in Newsweek  June 29, 2020 SHEILA KATZ AND DANYA RUTTENBERG Earlier today, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on June Medical Services v. Russo, once again affirming—as it has again and again over the last forty-seven years—our constitutional right to abortion. However, this fight is far from over;…

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The Supreme Court’s decision today in June Medical Services v. Russo once again reaffirms the constitutional right to abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2020   Media Contact Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team sgarfinkel@westendstrategy.com; 202-765-4290   WASHINGTON –  Today, the Court upheld settled precedent and defended our rights, striking down a Louisiana law designed to impose medically unnecessary requirements on providers and to block patients from obtaining time-sensitive,…

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