After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Egregious Roe vs. Wade Ruling, Congress Must Repeal the Helms Amendment

In response to the introduction of the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2022 in the U.S. Senate, led by Senator Cory Booker, along with Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Tina Smith (D-MN), American Jewish World Service Director of U.S. Advocacy Rori Kramer released the following statement: 

“American Jewish World Service (AJWS) applauds the historic Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act, which makes clear that abortion is an essential form of health care and that access to abortion is a fundamental human right. For nearly 50 years, the racist Helms Amendment has imposed arbitrary and harmful restrictions on abortion services, allowing the United States to control the bodily autonomy and dignity of vulnerable communities around the world, especially Black and brown individuals, LGBTQI+ people and sex workers. 

As a faith-based organization committed to upholding the reproductive rights of all people, AJWS is grateful to the leadership of U.S. Senator Cory Booker and his colleagues — Sens. Blumenthal, Duckworth, Hirono, and Smith – for their commitment to upholding abortion as a human right for all people.” 

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