Leader Jeffries: Please Protect Reproductive Rights
Join us to congratulate Representative Hakeem Jeffries on becoming House Minority Leader in the 118th Congress, and ask him to galvanize his Congressional colleagues to take actions that advance reproductive rights, protect women, girls and LGBTQI+ people around the world, and ensure access to safe abortions.
One of President Biden’s first acts in office was to rescind the global gag rule, a draconian policy that restricted U.S. global health assistance to organizations that offered critical reproductive health care if they also provided information, referrals or abortion services — even with their own funds. This is significant progress, but we can’t stop there. We urge Leader Jeffries to build a movement in Congress to permanently end the global gag rule and repeal the dangerous Helms Amendment, another restrictive policy that prevents U.S. foreign assistance from funding abortion services around the world.
Add your name to help us send a clear message to Leader Jeffries that we want him to go further and make these changes permanent, and make it clear to the world that reproductive rights are human rights and abortion is health care.
Dear Leader Jeffries,
I am writing to ask you to make reproductive rights a top priority throughout your leadership, saving lives and ensuring that women, girls and LGBTQI+ people around the world can make decisions about their own bodies and lives.
As a supporter of American Jewish World Service — an organization inspired by Jewish values that fights for the rights and health of women, girls, LGBTQI+ people and other marginalized groups around the world — I am grateful that you are leading your colleagues in the House toward creating policies that will make our world more just for all people. That’s why I urge you to permanently end the global gag rule and repeal the dangerous Helms Amendment, a restrictive policy that prevents U.S. foreign assistance from funding abortion services around the world.
Please keep standing up for reproductive rights at home and abroad throughout your time in leadership and in office. Encourage your colleagues to permanently end the global gag rule and repeal the Helms Amendment to send a clear message to the world that reproductive rights are human rights and abortion is health care.