As we have reported, the Supreme Court might be poised to overturn the “constitutionally protected right” to abortion ensured by the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision. This would be great news to all God fearing people.
The Agudath Israel, thinks this not something we should celebrate. An email sent by Attorney Abba Cohen, the Washington DC director of the Agudah says:
“While Agudath Israel is closely monitoring this important — if irregular — development, the Jewish perspective on abortion is nuanced, Thus, we would have to review the precise nuances of the final decision itself — how, for example, it treats abortion rights when the ‘mother’s life or health is endangered,’ or when the ‘mother’s sincerely-held religious beliefs allow or require’ her to seek an abortion – We would also have to carefully examine state statutes and prospective legislation on these matters. Only then can we responsibly determine the true impact of the Dobbs decision and future steps we might deem necessary.”
Yosef Rapaport, former Hamodia reporter and media relations coordinator for Agudath Israel supports keeping abortion legal. Rapaport tweeted:
The JNS Reported on Agudath Israel’s position on the Texas abortion law:
Agudath Israel of America, an organization that advocates for the ultra-Orthodox
communities in the United States, said it also opposed the bill.
“Agudath Israel opposes any abortion law that would restrict an American’s right to act in
accordance with her religious beliefs. And the Texas law would seem to do that,” Rabbi Avi
Shafran, director of public affairs for Agudath Israel, wrote in an email on Sept. 2.