Reaffirming Support for Reproductive Choice

February 2022

Women’s Health

Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., reaffirms its unwavering support for full and complete access to reproductive health services.

Hadassah has and always will unequivocally stand for women’s reproductive rights and empowering women with the knowledge to make critical health decisions for themselves and their families. Hadassah has passed seven policy statements affirming the right to reproductive choice since 1981, most recently in 2019.

Hadassah proudly joined an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which is currently pending decision by the Supreme Court. Hadassah firmly supports the long-held constitutional precedent set by the decision in Roe v. Wade and opposes any onerous and medically unnecessary requirements designed to restrict access to care.

Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. fervently urges:

  • judges and justices to uphold constitutional protection for reproductive rights.
  • policymakers at the local, state and federal levels to safeguard access to reproductive health services.
  • Hadassah leaders and members to educate and mobilize their communities in the fight to ensure reproductive freedom for everyone, regardless of where they live.

Reproductive health is a crucial component of women's overall health, though it must never be viewed as the totality. Advocating for women's health — and for everyone's health — means supporting opportunities for each person to be as healthy as possible. We all deserve agency over our own bodies and the autonomy to make reproductive health decisions based on medical guidance, our own values, and what we feel is best for our health, our families and our future.

Hadassah's Policy Statements represent the organization's official stance on a wide variety of issues facing our nation, Israel and other international matters of concern. Policy Statements are debated and voted on at national meetings by Hadassah’s national board and delegates from our membership. Once approved, statements become official policies of the organization and serve to define Hadassah's overall agenda and advocacy priorities. Hadassah, as a charitable organization classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is prohibited from any direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, candidates for public office.