Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Women International, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies Issue Joint Response to Biden Administration Contraception Order

Friday, June 23, 2023

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Sarah Rothfleisch


NEW YORK, NY, and WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the following joint statement in response to the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Strengthening Access to Affordable, High-Quality Contraception and Family Planning Services was released by Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow, Hadassah CEO Naomi Adler, National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz, Jewish Women International CEO Meredith Jacobs and Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies President & CEO Reuben Rotman:

“Complete reproductive freedom includes the right to access all forms of contraception. Since the Supreme Court’s decision one year ago to overturn Roe v. Wade, reproductive freedom has been threatened nationwide. We are proud to support the Biden Administration’s continued efforts to support reproductive health, including the ability to access all forms of contraception.

“The Jewish community has been and continues to be at the forefront of the fight for reproductive health, rights and access. Our organizations will continue to advocate for federal and state actions to safeguard them and ensure all women have the autonomy to make reproductive health decisions based on medical guidance, their own values and what they feel is best for their health, their families and their future.”


Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates and supporters, HWZOA brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism and promoting women’s health. Through the two hospitals of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support both exemplary care for more than one million people every year and world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2005 for building bridges to peace through medicine. Additionally, HWZOA supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.