This weekend, I wrapped up one of the best conferences I’ve attended. The 2021 Practical Support Summit was so impactful, and we covered topics from centering women of color, supporting frontline volunteers, the intersection of practical support and climate disaster, working with youth, and more.
My latest for Rewire News Group is live! I speak to Carly Manes and Emulsify, author and illustrator of a new children’s picture book, “What’s An Abortion Anyway?”
A few weeks ago, a publicist for a very new book emailed me and asked if I would speak with the author. I wasn’t sure what to expect but agreed after I received a copy of the memoir, “I’ve Had One Too.”
Yesterday, I had the honor of sitting on a panel called Faith Driven Activism for one of my favorite organizations, Reproaction. It was incredible getting to talk with Erin, the executive director, about all the ways my Judaism deeply informs my fight for abortion access and reproductive justice, in addition to the work I’m doing within the Jewish community to affirm that those ideals are in fact Jewish values.
This Shabbat, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is hosting over 200 events across the country for #ReproShabbat! Local synagogues, NCJW sections, Hillels, JCCs, Federations, and more will be hosting panels, discussions, giving d’var Torahs (sermons), and inviting local reproductive justice activists to participate–all to affirm that abortion access is a Jewish value.
I’m honored to have my story of buying abortion medication featured in the special edition of Rewire News Group on the future of abortion access. I’m above the fold!!
The landscape of abortion rights shifts daily and the ability to receive abortion care is in jeopardy with threats coming from all sides. For The Progressive, I outlined the threats to reproductive rights from the national level. It’s a snapshot of all of the Federal policies and positions that will affect abortion access in the coming days, weeks, and months. Hopefully, this makes it easier to see how you can take action as well.
My latest article for Ms. Magazine is live and I am so proud of it. I’d wager it’s one of my favorites I’ve ever written so far and definitely the kind of writing I want to keep doing in the future.
Part way through the day, I got a lovely message from a Jewish nurse-midwife who runs an independent abortion clinic and is looking for resources for her staff about Judaism and abortion to better serve her patients. She plans on doing the same for more faiths in the future!
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