It’s been almost a year since the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Without the protections of Roe, more than half of states across the country have implemented abortion restrictions or bans that have exacerbated structural inequalities blocking access to abortion and other reproductive care, and which could cost lives.
In Judaism, a yahrtzeit marks the anniversary of the death of a loved one. Sadly, we know that abortion bans have real consequences on people’s health, safety, and lives–so we plan to commemorate this somber anniversary by marking it ritually as a yahrtzeit. This gives us a way to mourn, together as a community, all those who have died due to unjust abortion bans, who have suffered because they couldn’t access abortion, and those who have faced injustice as they sought reproductive care.
We hope you’ll join us, Friday, June 23 at 1pm ET/10am PT, for a virtual yahrtzeit candle-lighting. Register here.