Jewish ladies to march in abortion rights rally

(RNS) — The Girls’s March is reuniting around the country, and this time Jewish ladies shall be at the vanguard.

The Oct. 2 Rally for Abortion Justice will meet at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., and in some 600 towns around the country, the place “sister marches” are deliberate.

The rally comes a month after a Texas legislation seriously proscribing abortion went into impact, and per week after the U.S. Area handed the Girls’s Well being Coverage Act, which safeguards abortion get admission to from state-level bans and restrictions.

The Nationwide Council of Jewish Girls advocated for the invoice, which is not likely to seek out sufficient reinforce within the U.S. Senate. Some 20 council chapters are anticipated to sign up for the march on Saturday, which could also be the Jewish Sabbath.

“That is non secular,” stated Sheila Katz, CEO of the Nationwide Council of Jewish Girls. “I’m excited to be rallying for abortion justice on Shabbat. It feels attached.”

The council will host a distinct Shabbat morning provider on the web page of the Washington march, at the nook of thirteenth St NW and Pennsylvania Ave NW.

A bunch of political leaders and activists sign up for in combination at an match outdoor of the usCapitol Construction on September 29, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Picture by means of Paul Morigi/Getty Pictures for MoveOn)

Maximum Jews agree abortion is authorized in Judaism and now and again required if the well being of a mom is at stake.

Katz stated for lots of Jews abortion is a spiritual freedom factor.

“We do that paintings on account of our faith no longer regardless of it,” Katz stated. “We don’t need one religion viewpoint pressured on everybody.”

Jewish teams received’t be the one ones marching. Auburn Seminary is organizing a religion tent on the capital that can come with different religion teams, together with Catholics for Selection, Spiritual Coalition for Reproductive Selection and Deliberate Parenthood Clergy.

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The abortion rights march comes two days ahead of the U.S. Superb Court docket reconvenes on Oct. 4. Even though the courtroom declined to dam the Texas legislation, it agreed to listen to a problem to Mississippi’s ban on maximum abortions after 15 weeks of being pregnant.

Many concern the conservative-dominated courtroom will roll again the 1973 ruling that girls have a constitutional proper to abortion.

The inaugural Girls’s March in 2017 introduced to protest then-President Donald Trump’s election. Jewish ladies have no longer at all times felt relaxed at Girls’s March occasions. In 2019 a number of Girls’s March nationwide leaders expressed admiration for the overtly antisemitic Country of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan has likened Jews to termites, amongst different issues.

Two of the ones leaders, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour, have since stepped down. 

Ultimate fall, a march paid tribute to the overdue Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to protest now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Superb Court docket.

RELATED: Some religion teams laud Texas abortion ban, others cite spiritual freedom issues



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