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Join the Fight for Abortion Access with Our New Reproductive Rights Action Team

09/18/2023 03:32:41 PM

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The Social Action Committee has formed a new Reproductive Rights Action Team and email list working to regain access to safe and legal abortion in Wisconsin and nationwide.


 
Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in its June 2022 Dobbs decision, access to safe and legal abortion now depends on which state you live in. In Wisconsin, abortion is now illegal due to an 1848 law that was never repealed while Roe v. Wade was in effect.
 
While Jews believe all life is sacred, the Reform movement believes that the decision around abortion should be between a pregnant person and their doctor, free of government interference. The Religious Action Center of URJ summarizes its position this way:
 
The Reform movement's positions on reproductive rights are grounded in the core belief that each person should have agency and autonomy over their own bodies. Our advocacy around abortion access is inspired by the Jewish value of kavod ha’briyot, respect for individual dignity. This same sanctity underscores the vital need for medically accurate sexuality education, affordable family planning services, and high-quality maternal and women’s health care.
 
TBE members who want to help regain the right to safe, legal abortion are encouraged to join the new Reproductive Rights Action Team within the Social Action Committee, and sign up for our email list to stay informed.
 
Last spring, we brought together TBE members and UW–Madison Hillel students to hear about the new abortion landscape, and about efforts on the ground to help women get abortion care in nearby states where it remains legal. This coming year we will be planning more events, including another opportunity to collaborate with Hillel students. 
 
To help win back access to safe and legal abortion, we hope you’ll join our action team and sign up for our email list! Please contact Beth Kaplan for more information.

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