In May, I traveled to D.C. to advocate on behalf of NCJW/CA with the Act for Women Campaign for the Women’s Health Protection Act (S 217/HR 448). This is a critical, proactive and pro-choice measure in the U.S. House and Senate endorsed by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). It creates federal protections against state restrictions that threaten women’s health and intrude upon personal decision-making. This legislation would preserve and protect access to safe, legal abortion care and ensure that the constitutional rights of every woman to make her own decision about abortion are secure – no matter where she lives.
As access to reproductive health care (and indeed what is primary health care for many, many women in the United States) and abortion disappears nationwide, this bill is more critical than ever. Read more about trip in my article for NCJW/LA HERE.