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.”

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