New York, May 3, 2022 – The American Jewish Congress is deeply concerned about the Supreme Court’s leaked draft to reverse provisions regarding Roe v. Wade. While our organization has and always will advocate for the independence of the Court, we cannot sit by as fundamental rights such as access to abortion and a women’s right to choose come under fire.
According to the leaked draft, the Court’s decision would disregard concrete precedent related to reproductive rights, and would fundamentally alter the existing constitutional rules set down by Roe v. Wade. While we must await a formal decision by the court as it relates to this matter, let it be known, in the most concrete terms, that the American Jewish Congress stands by the rights of women everywhere, including their right to have an abortion, should they choose to have one.
The American Jewish Congress strongly urges the court to uphold Roe v. Wade – and should it be overturned, we firmly push our elected officials at both the state and federal levels to do what is right: protect a woman’s right to decide for herself.