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Women Lobby For Ambulance License

Watch: Judge Ruchie Freier and volunteers in Boro Park applied for a license to operate an ambulance for the Ezras Nashim organization that provides medical treatment for females in parallel to Hatzolah. Video

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There was nothing wrong with CH Hatzalah when my sister gave birth at home.

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Same

I gave birth with Hatzalah. They are very nice and respectful, and very professional.

Hatzalah is amazing
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Hatzalah is amazing

Hatzalah is an amazing organization. undisputed!
It is beautiful, and not surprising, that you had a nice experience with Hatzlah.
However many woman prefer to be treated by women, especially in private matters (as it can be embarrassing and even traumatic), and therefore woman should be able to make a choice to have a woman treat them.

The Rabbonim Oppose
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The Rabbonim Oppose

It would be fair reporting to present that Rabbonim oppose this, as was publicized in other media outlets. We may agree or disagree with Rabbonim, but we submit to follow Rabbonim and their halachic rulings even if it doesn’t sit well with our vast and comprehensive knowledge of halacha.

Never heard of it
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Never heard of it

Never heard of it. On what grounds?!Perhaps they are afraid SOME women will refuse to call a man? If so, that would be foolishness, as halacha says theres no issue of tsnius here. But why shouldn’t women do what theyve done for millenia, and have women treat and deliver mothers in labor.

Everyone need a choice
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Everyone need a choice

Hatzala is doing a beautiful job saving people, but why can’t there be an option for women to have female paramedics?
The same way we can choice to go to female or male doctor, we want an option to choose female or male EMT.
I see nothing wrong with it.
I applaud frum women who want to help us, other frum women to be as tzniusdik as we can. Thank you!

Full Disclosure
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Full Disclosure

It is okay if there is choice, but there needs to be full information about what that means. If you have a minor issue that you want a woman to deal with, that’s fine, but if you need a heavy person to be carried out on a stretcher when time is of the essence, you need to remember that women are usually not as strong and as quick as men, so it could be the difference of life and death in some situations. People should have choice, but they need to be aware of the downsides as well.

Halacha
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Halacha

That isnt really a strong argument. The test for women would be the same as for men, the fire department figured that out a long time ago. If they can run and carry as fast and as much, whats the problem?

Hatzalah is amazing, yet Women Deserve a Choice
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Hatzalah is amazing, yet Women Deserve a Choice

It’s about time that woman should be able to make choices on who will treat them. In many cases it can be very uncomfortable for woman to to be treated by men. Yes, granted, many woman are SO grateful to Hatzalah for having treated them with dignity and professionalism, however many woman are ashamed and embarrassed by the experience, (not the slightest fault of anyone, it’s just just sensitivity..). Think of a young 12 year-old girl who never had a man touch her and now suddenly needs her leg bandaged up, or the high school teenager who is traumatized for… Read more »

Are you serious?
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Are you serious?

If someone chas v’shalom has uncontrollable bleeding, chest pain or is in labor do they really have time to decide if “feeling comfortable” is more important than living?

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