Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast.
This week, we’re speaking with Dr. Noya Rimalt, a professor of law at the University of Haifa and founding co-director of Israel’s Forum for Gender, Law and Policy, a legal activist who is at the forefront of the struggle for reproductive rights in Israel.
Rimalt speaks about the history of reproductive rights in Israel, where women can have abortions at local clinics and hospitals, but must undergo a complicated permissions process that often makes them seem “mad or bad,” she said.
Rimalt discusses the passage of new regulations that slightly ease the Israeli process, just as Roe vs. Wade was being overturned in the US.
The new regulations are another important step forward, said Rimalt, who talks about her involvement in this battle for personal reasons and as a feminist law professor.
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