Expanding Abortion Access
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National Council of Jewish Women is committed to creating a world where all people, regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, or immigration status, have the right to build their families and live their lives with dignity. Our Jewish experience tells us that our reproductive freedoms are integrally bound to our religious liberty; we are committed to advancing the goals of reproductive justice so that every person can make their own moral and faith-informed decisions about their body, health, and family.
Since its founding, NCJW has been a leader in the reproductive health and rights movement, and while much advancement has been made in the past 100 years to legally secure a person’s right to abortion and contraception, there is so much more that needs to be done to truly ensure reproductive freedom for all.
Reproductive health, rights, and justice go beyond the basics of reproduction. It requires us to dig deeper, advocate louder, and love harder. It requires us to center the voices of those who have been marginalized at the center to lead the conversation for social change.
Until every person has the power to make their own informed decisions about their body, sexuality, and future, our work is not over.
58% of women of reproductive age enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP live in states that ban Medicaid coverage for abortion except in limited circumstances. Just over half of these enrollees, 51 percent, are women of color.
News & Updates
Our Community Expanding Abortion Access
NCJW at the Women’s March: THIS is What Democracy Looks Like
We prayed with our feet and took the marches by storm.
Righting the Wrongs: Referencing the Injustices That Drive My Activism for Abortion Access
Today, I think about that moment — that time just before the baby came — when I’m asked why I fight for abortion access, and reproductive rights more broadly. And, today I summon those memories to fuel me to work for change.
Kristen Strezo, NCJW Activist