In response to the Senate vote today that failed to advance the Women's Health Protection Act of 2022, Hadassah president Rhoda Smolow and CEO Naomi Adler issued the following statement:
"We are deeply disappointed that the Senate failed to advance the Women's Health Protection Act of 2022 today. Women's agency over their own bodies and their ability to make health decisions based on medical guidance and personal values should be sacrosanct. It should not be a political issue.
"Hadassah will continue to advocate for women's access to reproductive care nationwide. We call on leaders from both sides of the aisle to do the same by continuing to work toward national legislation that protects women's health and 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 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.