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Health – Birth Control (1976)

Posted on October 1, 2013

(see also Abortion) Women’s League believes that freedom of choice as to birth control is inherent in the civil right of women, and that all laws infringing on these rights should be repealed. However, sensitive to the unique and vital implication of Zero Population Growth (ZPG) for the Jewish community, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Continue Reading »

Health – AIDS (1988)

Posted on October 1, 2013

We are experiencing the worst world public health crisis faced in modern times, the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a disease which has the possibility of devastating society. Confusion, ignorance and denial are among the most common responses to the AIDS epidemic. The religious community has a responsibility to help build awareness and sensitivity, Jewish Continue Reading »

Health – Abortion (1982)

Posted on October 1, 2013

Amended Resolution on Abortion (1982) Reverence for the life is the cornerstone of our Jewish heritage. Since abortion in Jewish law is primarily for the mother’s physical or mental welfare, we deplore the burgeoning casual use of abortion. Abortion should be “legally available but ethically restricted. Though the abortion of a fetus is not equivalent Continue Reading »