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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The U.S. Supreme Court handed proponents of school vouchers a victory in the Ezpinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue case. (Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) 

Local groups react to leaked Supreme Court draft that might overturn Roe v. Wade

Ellen Futterman , Editor-in-ChiefPublished May 4, 2022

Local Jewish advocacy groups reacted Tuesday to news of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito about the future of Roe v. Wade as it relates to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Clinic case currently before the Court. Rori...

Activists from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the National Council of Jewish Women attend a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in early 2020. Courtesy of Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Jewish leaders pledge ‘fight’ on abortion following Supreme Court report

Arno Rosenfeld, The ForwardPublished May 3, 2022

Jewish groups reacted with alarm and outrage at the news reported late Monday that the Supreme Court was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, which would enable states to outlaw abortion. “We will fight for abortion rights with all of our strength,”...

More than 1,000 ‘Rabbis for Repro’ work for abortion rights. Their fight just got tougher.

More than 1,000 ‘Rabbis for Repro’ work for abortion rights. Their fight just got tougher.

Lauren Markoe, ForwardPublished September 2, 2021

Scrolling through Twitter in her pajamas Tuesday night, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg learned that the Supreme Court would allow a strict anti-abortion law to take effect in Texas. “Honestly, I was shocked, though I know I shouldn’t have been,” said...

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