Today is the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court handing down Roe v. Wade and legalizing abortion. We thought you might be interested in hearing what the Jewish blogosphere was saying about that historic milestone.
Here are some articles you might want to check out:
“Trusting Women: A Look Back” – by Judith Rosenbaum on Jewesses with Attitude.
She writes, “Today is the 37 anniversary of the Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion in the Roe v. Wadedecision, and as such, it’s also NARAL’s 5th annual Blog for Choice Day. The question NARAL has posed for this year is “What does Trust Womenmean to you?” And I’ve chosen to answer this as historians do best — by dipping into the archives for a story about Jewish women and reproductive rights that goes back much farther than 1973. Click here to read more.
“Blogging, Tweeting, and Facebooking for Choice: An Interview with Gloria Feldt.” By Leah Berkenwald on Jewesses with Attitude.
She writes, “Today is the 37th anniversary ofRoe v. Wade, and to celebrate this occassion, we wanted to discuss one of the more exciting new developments in Choice organizing: the use of social media. Who better to speak on this topic than Gloria Feldt, whose passion for Choice organizing remains strong after 30 years of leadership at Planned Parenthood. Gloria volunteers on the board of the Women’s Media Center and the Jewish Women’s Archive, and worked as a consultant for Not Under the Bus, a platform and aggregator for the many media campaigns working to combat stop anti-abortion measures in healthcare reform.” Click here to read more.
The Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism released a press release and official statement in honor of the anniversary, and Samuel Lehman posted an article “Focus on the Court: 37 Years of Roe v. Wade” on the RAC’s blog. Here’s an excerpt from the RAC’s official statement:
“As we do each year on the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing women privacy and autonomy over their bodies, we pause to commemorate this significant victory in the fight for reproductive choice and to reflect on the work that remains to be done to preserve and strengthen reproductive rights for all Americans.” Click here to read the statement. Click here to read the RAC’s blog post.
And yes, I could only find pro-choice Jewish articles reflecting on the anniversary. Can you do better? Give us the link in the comments.