Hadassah Statement in Response to Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sarah Rothfleisch

In response to the recently disclosed draft Supreme Court majority opinion that would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that currently protects reproductive freedom, Hadassah President Rhoda Smolow and CEO Naomi Adler today made the following statement:

"The draft majority Supreme Court opinion disclosed yesterday is an attack on women's autonomy, freedom and health. When a woman's right to choose is limited, we also limit her right to safe, informed medical decisions and procedures. If enacted, this decision will have a disproportionate impact on the empowerment, economic equity and security of women in underserved communities."

"Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, reaffirms its unwavering support for full and complete access to reproductive health services and a woman's right to make health decisions according to her own religious, moral and ethical values."


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 Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support exemplary patient care for over a million people every year and HMO’s 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.” 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.