Jewish congregations mount legal challenges to state abortion bans

Some members of the Jewish faith as well as other religious groups find their beliefs in deep conflict with state laws that ban or greatly restrict abortion

By: - August 30, 2022 4:11 am

Leaders of the Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, which is in the progressive tradition of Reform Judaism, say access to abortion care is a requirement of Jewish law and Missouri’s abortion ban violates their members’ religious freedom. (Photo by Rebecca Rivas / The Missouri Independent)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.