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The Conservative movement passed a resolution Tuesday affirming a woman's right to a halachically-permitted abortion.
But the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, meeting at its biennial convention in Boston, did not accept an amendment dealing with judicial nominees. The resolution on reproductive choice calls on the USCJ to 'register its opinion on court cases and administrative agency actions (and any government action)' that might impact a woman's access to an abortion that she and her rabbi have deemed in accordance with Jewish law. An amendment that would have added 'or judicial nominations' to the sentence was struck down.
The USCJ also passed resolutions on hunger relief, family violence, U.N. treatment of Israel, divestment from Israel, religious freedom in the workplace and immigration reform.