Synagogue sues Florida, saying abortion restrictions violate religious freedom
June 17, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Florida recently enacted a law, praised by the state’s bishops, that bans most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.
The Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor of Boynton Beach has challenged the constitutionality of the law. The act “threatens the Jewish people by imposing the laws of other religions upon Jews,” the synagogue states in its lawsuit, and abortion “is required if necessary to protect the health, mental or physical well-being of the woman.”
“The act prohibits Jewish women from practicing their faith free of government intrusion, and this violates their privacy rights and religious freedom,” the synagogue added.
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