CNN's Dana Bash is a new member of the board of trustees for an organization that, as part of its official mission, advocates for "reproductive rights" on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations. The organization, Jewish Women International (JWI), clarifies that its purpose is "empowering women and girls -- through economic literacy; community training; healthy relationship education; and the proliferation of women's leadership."
The organization's mission statement includes the following: "At the grassroots level at the United Nations and on Capitol Hill, our advocacy agenda is centered on violence prevention and reproductive rights." In today's abortion debate, "reproductive rights" is usually a liberal code-word for "pro-choice."
Bash, a CNN Capitol Hill correspondent, was born and raised Jewish. She was honored by JWI in 2010 as one of 10 Jewish "women to watch" for her work at CNN.
The group's official blog recently affirmed its pro-choice stance in slamming the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act." The blog stated that "It is JWI's long-held belief that women and their families have the right to make their own decisions about pregnancy and health care, and that these decisions must remain a private matter." They also called the bill part of "insidious efforts to restrict reproductive freedom."