Hadassah Issues Statement in Response to the Supreme Court’s Decision on Mifepristone

Friday, April 21, 2023

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Sarah Rothfleisch

Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow and Hadassah CEO Naomi Adler released the following statement today in response to the United States Supreme Court's recent decision to pause restrictions on Mifepristone from taking effect:

"We are glad to see the Supreme Court's decision that ensures Mifepristone remains accessible and available right now. Mifepristone has been safely used for over 20 years by millions of people in the US and across the world. Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, reaffirms its unwavering support for full and complete access to reproductive health services and care. Hadassah will continue to fight for federal and state actions that expand access to all reproductive health care and affirm reproductive freedom."


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.