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  • On Roe v. Wade anniversary, fresh threats to abortion access demand action

    January 19, 2016 | 2:06 pm

    Forty-three years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade protecting a woman’s right to abortion. Since the 2010 elections, a wave of state laws has aimed at restricting that right, closing clinics and harassing medical providers.

    No less...

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz under fire for calling young women complacent on abortion

    January 8, 2016 | 12:51 pm

    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is facing criticism from liberal activists for suggesting that young women are complacent about their abortion rights.

    “Here’s what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have...

  • ‘Stories from the Frontline’ commemorating Roe v. Wade

    By Tess Cutler

    February 4, 2015 | 10:24 am

    “My first abortion was in 1966,” began Tony Award-winning actress L. Scott Caldwell in front of a packed house at a National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) event Jan. 22 commemorating the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

    Caldwell was performing someone else’s...

  • Prenatal whole genome sequencing technology raises Jewish ethical questions

    November 21, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Expectant mothers long have faced the choice of finding out the gender of their child while still in the womb.

    But what if parents could get a list of all the genes and chromosomes of their unborn children, forecasting everything from possible autism and future genetic diseases...

  • ...With liberty, justice and religion for all

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    July 11, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    The biblical reference in the title of Stephen Prothero’s “The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation” (HarperOne: $29.99) is purely metaphorical. Although Prothero is a professor of religion and the best-selling author of “Religious Literacy” and...