NCJW Statement from Sheila Katz
National Council of Jewish Women thanks our champions in the House of Representatives for once again passing the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would reestablish and protect access to abortion. After the devastating ruling from the Supreme Court overturning Roe, we must and will continue our work to recognize abortion as essential health care. The Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act that the House passed today takes us closer to ensuring that people have access to reproductive health care, including abortion, even if they live in states that are jeopardizing the safety and wellbeing of their residents by imposing abortion bans. The Senate must pass both measures by whatever means necessary – lives are at risk. Abortion access is and always will be a Jewish value, and we are determined to keep fighting to ensure that everyone has access to the care they need and the ability to make their own decisions for themselves and their futures.