Join us to watch two films that explore the past and present fight for abortion rights— “Under G-d” and “Deciding Vote.” Screenings followed by Q+A. Moderated by Daphne Lazar Price, Executive Director, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA). Co-sponsored by Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance and Lilith.
The Dobbs U.S. Supreme Court decision sparked a national Jewish response. Inspired by the lived experiences of Jewish women, lawsuits are currently being launched by rabbis, Jewish organizations, and interfaith leaders to challenge the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Read Helene Meyer’s review for Lilith.
Over 50 years ago, New York State assemblyman George Michaels cast a single vote that changed the course of American history but destroyed his political career in the process. For the first time, Deciding Vote shares the now-forgotten story of how Michaels defied his conservative and religious constituents by casting the critical tie-breaking vote on a bill which legalized abortion in the state of New York, laying the groundwork for Roe v Wade. The film is a moving tribute to this lost act of political courage.