abortion

The Supreme Court Was Right On Gay Marriage

07/02/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

My wife and I have been blessed with four beautiful children, but we lost a number of pregnancies along the way. During those difficult times years ago, when we sometimes wondered whether we would ever realize our dream of a large family, or even have children at all, I developed a deep personal antipathy for the cavalier use of abortion as a form of birth control.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Faith Leaders Want US To Fund Abortions Of Women Raped By Terrorists Overseas

06/04/2015

 A group of prominent faith leaders — Christian, Muslim and Jewish — will meet just steps from the White House on Thursday (June 4) to call on the Obama administration to help pregnant women and girls who do not want to give birth to the offspring of their terrorist attackers.

Private Businesses Need Not Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Rules

06/30/2014

Washington — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a privately held business may refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives to employees.

Israel To Fund Abortions For Women Ages 20-33

01/02/2014

JERUSALEM — Israeli women between the ages of 20 and 33 will be eligible to receive government-funded abortions in 2014.

A Brave Response To North Dakota's New Abortion Law

I am a professional in the field of services and supports for people with disabilities.  As a lifelong disability advocate, and someone who knows a lot of wonderful people with Down syndrome, I am concerned, as are many advocates I know, about early, noninvasive prenatal testing that is likely to result in more abortions of fetuses with Down syndrome. 

Voices From The Polls: In City And Suburb, Jewish Voters Speak Out

From Manhattan to West Hempstead, Jews pull the lever and ponder the issues

11/07/2012

Across a storm-battered city and suburbs on Monday, Jewish voters went to the polls in substantial numbers, and shared their opinions about their choices.

“As a Jew, there’s no way I vote for the man in the White House right now,” said Leonard Daniels, 48, who is currently looking for work and has an accounting degree, as he voted on the Upper West Side at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on 86th Street.

Obama took the state of New York, but some Jewish voters opposed him vehemently. Getty Images
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