Since 1977, abortion has been legal in Israel. Reflecting popular ambivalence, local committees assess each case, but approve 98% of abortions.
"Today we send an international message of support to all women who are fighting for their sexual and reproductive rights," Equality Minister said.
As the Supreme Court appears likely to soon overturn Roe v. Wade, NCJW’s Jewish Fund for Abortion Access will help pay for the NAF’s abortion hotline, the largest in the country.
Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.
Overall, Jews are the most in favor of abortion rights of any US religious group. A 2014 Pew Research poll found that 83% of American Jews believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
The White House will not disclose specific steps until the Supreme Court issues a final opinion, Psaki said.
"In one important way the Israeli and American attitudes toward abortion are similar. They both reflect the fundamental assumption that abortion is wrong, and one must have a 'good enough' reason ."
Although a woman’s body is certainly her own, the sperm that enabled the creation of the embryo in her womb belongs to the father of the child.
The court is due to issue its ruling in the case by the end of June.
WASHINGTON AFFAIRS: Thirteen states, including Texas, Utah, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, have a so-called “trigger ban” in place, which could go into effect if it is overturned.