Jane Eisner, the Forward’s editor-in-chief, reflects on the Jewish arguments for and against religious exemptions for birth control coverage.
The rollback of contraception provisions is a direct attack on women’s religious liberty — and Jewish women’s religious practice in particular.
Religious entities can now refuse to cover contraception in their health plans, which the Orthodox Union called “good news for all Americans.”
“The Trump Administration has once again chosen religious interests over women’s health,” said the National Council of Jewish Women.
The Forward’s editor-in-chief shares her insights on this week’s top news.
The debate on accessible birth control has been framed as if it’s the faithful versus the godless, but that is far from the case.
Four years before women won the right to vote in the United States, Margaret Sanger — the future founder of Planned Parenthood — and her sister, Ethel Byrne, met a young Jewish immigrant named Fania Mindell.
Because of her genetic makeup, Sarah faced a series of hard choices when she decided to have children — but she was glad the choices were hers to make.
Dafna Meir was more than just a devoted wife, mom of six, and victim of a terrifying terror attack in a West Bank settlement. Naomi Zeveloff reports she spearheaded a fertility awareness movement — and even ran a secret “diaphragm underground” for Orthodox women.
Periods can be problematic, but Stefanie Iris Weiss fears the trend of women suppressing their period is becoming too casual.