Press Release

Jewish Dems Determined to Reverse SCOTUS Decision in Midterms

June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON – Following the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Halie Soifer, CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, released the following statement:

“We are outraged that the extremist majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has stripped away the fundamental rights of millions of Americans, which have been protected by law for nearly fifty years. This is an unconscionable and politically-driven overstep by right-wing justices, three of whom were appointed by Donald Trump, and an affront to all we stand for as American Jews. Jewish law makes clear that the life of the mother supersedes all else, and U.S. law has made clear for decades that the Constitution protects abortion access. Today’s ruling is antithetical to this historical and legal precedent and a betrayal of our values, and we are determined to see this draconian decision overturned.

“Anyone who says that today’s Supreme Court ruling is final is wrong – we can reverse it by electing more Democrats willing to codify the protections offered by Roe. According to Pew Research, 83% of Jewish Americans believe abortion should be legal. Jewish voters view abortion access as a political imperative, and we are determined to meet this perilous moment at the ballot box with an unequivocal commitment to only support candidates who support reproductive healthcare.   

“As the only national organization dedicated to mobilizing Jewish voters in support of Democrats who share our values, JDCA is committed to electing Democrats who will reverse the decision of the Court. Our mission has never been more critical, nor have the stakes been higher, and we urge others to join us in ensuring this abominable decision is effectively negated in the midterms.”