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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How do I even begin to capture the enormous legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? The past few days have been unyielding. In the midst of the whirlwind, I found time to put my grief into words for Alma about how much RBG meant to me as a queer, Jewish activist fighting for abortion access.
I’m really honored to have been voted onto the Access to Reproductive Care and Health (ARCH) abortion fund board last night. I can’t think of a truer form of mutual aid/community care than funding abortion at a clinic where I also escort!
This piece is about focusing on the importance of abortion access over solely looking at legality of abortion and being “pro-choice.” It’s not a choice if you can’t access it. During a pandemic, this tension is clearer than ever.