Life Issues

OU Advocacy weighs in on life issues as they affect the Jewish community.

“ABLE Act” Approved by U.S. Senate by a Vote of 76-17; Orthodox Union, Yachad Applaud Passage

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the overwhelming approval of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 76 to 16. The Act was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month by a vote of 404-17.
Read More Posted at December 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

Orthodox Union Applauds U.S. House passage of “ABLE Act”

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the passage today of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act of 2014 in the House of Representatives. The bill passed by a vote of 404-17. The OU Advocacy Center, together with Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities—also an agency of the Orthodox Union—has supported the ABLE Act for several years.
Read More Posted at December 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Stem Cell Research Regs – Positive Steps

Late last week, the Obama Administration – through the National Institutes of Health, issued its preliminary proposal for regulations governing federally funded embryonic stem cell research. These regulations will work to implement the policy change President Obama announced on March … Continued
Read More Posted at April 20, 2009 at 2:32 pm

OU at The White House for Stem Cells

The Orthodox Union, through the representation of IPA director Nathan Diament, was privileged to attend today’s event at The White House at which President Obama signed an executive order allowing federal funds to support embryonic stem cell research. The President … Continued
Read More Posted at March 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm
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