Why an Orthodox Jewish organization welcomed the end of Roe v. Wade
July 15, 2022
(JTA) — Agudath Israel of America, the national Orthodox Jewish organization for which I work, welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. Predictably, we were immediately cast into an “enemy” or “ally” box, depending on who was doing the casting.
The first group assumed that we don’t care about women; the second, that we were embracing the Christian evangelical agenda.
Neither is remotely the case. We care about Judaism and embrace only it.
From a Jewish perspective, to be sure, the contention that there can be entirely proper reasons for a woman to seek an...