CNNs Bash severs ties to Jewish womens group

Dana Bash, CNN’s senior congressional correspondent, stepped down as a trustee of Jewish Women International because of its abortion-rights advocacy.

“Bash came under scrutiny for her relationship with JWI due to the organization’s long-held position on reproductive choice,” the group said in a June 17 statement.

A number of conservative blogs highlighted the group’s position on abortion after Bash accepted the trustee position.

“Sadly, JWI is a victim to a small minority of people playing politics who have taken one issue from a broad agenda in which JWI engages and sought to politicize the situation,” said Executive Director Lori Weinstein. “It’s a sad day for women and girls, because Bash’s extraordinary talent could have made a significant difference.” — jta