Jewish Voters Will Fight for Abortion Rights at the Ballot Box
The fight for reproductive rights is far from over. As JDCA CEO Halie Soifer asserted on i24 News, the contrast between Democrats and Republicans is clear, as is JDCA’s mission. The strongest defense against Republicans’ assault on reproductive freedom is electing Democrats who support abortion access. According to a new NPR poll, 78% of Democrats are more likely to vote in the midterms after the Supreme Court decision, which a majority of Americans oppose. As President Biden said on Friday — “Roe is on the ballot” in the midterms.
Last week, the Supreme Court held that states cannot regulate gun laws but do have a say over our bodily autonomy. Today, the Court ruled in favor of prayer in school, setting back the fight for separation of church and state. It’s clear that we cannot trust this Supreme Court to protect our constitutional rights. The only solution is to elect Democrats who will codify Roe v Wade and other critical rights into law.
Now is the moment to take action and lay the groundwork for Democrats to win in November. Do your part by committing to only supporting candidates who will protect abortion rights. Watch Halie Soifer’s full interview on i24 News and keep reading and sign up for JDCA’s Jewish Community Conversation About Abortion Justice.
Please join us this Thursday, June 30 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT for Reproductive Freedom in Crisis: A Jewish Community Conversation About Abortion Justice. We will be joined by Slate Senior Editor and legal expert Dahlia Lithwick, the National Council of Jewish Women’s Scholar in Residence Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, and activist and co-founder of the JANE Collective Heather Booth as we discuss the future of abortion in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe.