Rabbi Doug Alpert

Rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami

Kansas City, MO

“My support for abortion rights stems from my Jewish faith. I believe that Judaism calls for a holistic approach when considering a pregnant person’s health and deciding whether to terminate a pregnancy, including challenges such as financial difficulties and protecting mental health. But I would never try to write my Jewish perspective into law or impose it on people of other faiths. And yet that’s exactly what the Missouri legislature has done with its abortion bans – eroding the separation of church and state and undermining religious freedom.”


Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.

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