I’m proud of Hadassah’s longstanding commitment to advancing women’s health, through the exemplary research and care at Hadassah Medical Organization in jerusalem, as well as our health and education and grassroot advocacy here in the Unite States.
On the heels of Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week, we learn about the brazen assaults on women’ reproductive health across the country and, once again, Hadassah is speaking out.
30 years ago, then National President Carmela Kalmanson passionately declared to Hadassah Convention delegates, “The real question, my friends, is who makes the choice: the government or women? At Hadassah we stand with the women.”
We again face the same question, and our answer has not changed. Hadassah has and always will stand unequivocally for securing women’s reproductive rights and empowering them with the knowledge to make critical health decisions for themselves and their families.
For decades, Hadassah members and leaders mobilized for reproductive freedom — passing policy statements, advocating at the state and national level, and attending rallies around the country.
With the support of Hadassah’s Executive Committee, I, as the National President of Hadassah, reaffirm our commitment to ensure that women – not elected officials or employers – control their own bodies and family planning decisions.
Reproductive health choices, based on full and accurate medical information an d guidance must be made in accordance with a woman’s own religious, moral and ethical values.
Join us in speaking out. Urge your federal officials to support women’s preventive health and proactive reproductive rights legislation. Stay informed about state and local policies involved in these community efforts. As legal actions present challenges to the constitutional protections of Rove v. Wade, we will inform you about Hadassah’s involvement in relevant amicus curiae (“friends of the court’) briefs in support of our policies and other opportunities to take action
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