“Judaism judges abortion as the unwarranted taking of a life within a life. Abortion is prohibited, just as murder is prohibited. Originally, our rabbinic tradition correctly found one exception to the prohibition, that of breech birth which, if not remedied, would kill both mother and child.* The Halackhic requirement to save the mother’s life by taking the child’s life was restricted to this grave imminent danger. This exception is void thanks to cesarean section delivery, which allows the child to be safely removed from the uterus, leaving very few cases where the life of the mother requires an abortion.” ** Jewish tradition is clear: Genesis 9:6, “Whoever sheds the blood of man within man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God He made man. And you, be fruitful and multiply; swarm upon the earth and multiply thereon.” *** Deuteronomy 30:19, “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore, choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed.”
The Jewish Pro-Life Foundation exists to educate Jews about the sanctity of human life, based on Traditional Jewish texts and modern science and medicine. We believe that all Jewish men and women ought to be given a specific Jewish look at the sanctity of human life, an opportunity to seek alternatives to abortion, and the chance for healing from the pain of an abortion experience.
We believe that legal restrictions on the use of elective abortion are necessary to save the lives of innocent children and to insure Jewish spiritual and demographic vitality; however, we are sympathetic to the reality that women may feel seriously compelled to seek termination as a solution for an unplanned pregnancy. To this end we offer referrals for adoption and pregnancy care services.
The Jewish Pro-Life Foundation believes that life begins at conception. Scientific evidence supports this belief. Indeed, the sciences of fetology and genetics confirm this fact.
We believe that abortion ends the life of an unborn child in various stages of development from conception to birth.
We believe that Halakhic Law prohibits abortion except when the unborn child poses an imminent threat to the life of the mother. Examples include a breech birth before the use of cesarean section delivery and ectopic pregnancy. Other cases in which the mother’s life is at great risk must be carefully thought through by rabbinic authority who is thoroughly educated in all aspects of abortion and it’s many negative effects. We concur with The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists statement on this aspect of abortion: Abortion is the purposeful killing of the unborn in the termination of a pregnancy. AAPLOG opposes abortion. When extreme medical emergencies that threaten the life of the mother arise (chorioamnionitis or HELLP syndrome could be examples), AAPLOG believes in “treatment to save the mother’s life,” including premature delivery if that is indicated — obviously with the patient’s informed consent. This is NOT “abortion to save the mother’s life.” We are treating two patients, the mother and the baby, and every reasonable attempt to save the baby’s life would also be a part of our medical intervention. We acknowledge that, in some such instances, the baby would be too premature to survive.
We believe that Judaism in no way authorizes the right to elective non-therapeutic abortion - social, financial, emotional, psychological, or low medical risk.
We believe that it is imperative to value all innocent human life-born and unborn- abled and disabled-perfect or imperfect-and that justifying abortion for Down’s Syndrome, Tay Sach’s, or other genetic abnormalities not only damages the birth parents but also eventually leads to justifying gross, legalized civil rights abuses against ‘undesirable’ minorities.
We believe that elective abortion on demand contradicts the very essence of Judaism.
We believe that abortion is dangerous and harmful to women, to Judaism, and to the Jewish community.
We believe that Jews were given the gift of free will; therefore we have the responsibility and obligation to self-limit the use of abortion. Regardless of state and federal law, we believe that Jews have the innate compassion and intelligence to choose life.
We believe that many Jews have been deliberately misguided and manipulated by the profit-driven abortion industry. Many Jews have been convinced that a women’s health and financial security are contingent on her right to have an abortion, the result of which has been thousands of Jewish lives lost and millions of dollars earned by abortion industry providers.
We believe that the dissemination of the reams of evidence, testimonials and peer-reviewed research that is now available about the negative effects of abortion on women will change Jewish attitudes.
We believe that all Jews have the spiritual capacity to overcome the many misguided and short-sighted reasons given for elective abortion.
We believe that too many post abortive Jewish men and women live with inner guilt, shame, and unhappiness, and that healing and freedom is possible through sharing our pain, and seeking understanding and forgiveness from each other and from the Holy One.
Hilter's command to take the Jews to their death in the camps was couched in the phrase, " empty the ghettos."
Abortion workers are trained to say, "empty the uterus."
Terminating a pregnancy actually means terminating a human life.
These careful use of words are meant to disguise the very real action of killing .
The Jewish Soul ✡ A Simple Thing ✡ At One With God ✡ In Everything Rabbi Simcha Wasserman
To be a Jew is to be willing to challenge the prevailing consensus.
Power allows us to rule over others without their consent. As the Greek historian Thucydides ( Thusadides ) put it: "The strong do what they wish and the weak suffer what they must." Judaism is a sustained critique of power. That is the conclusion I have reached after a lifetime of studying our sacred texts. It is about how a nation can be formed on the basis of shared commitment and collective responsibility. It is about how to construct a society that honours the human person as the image and likeness of God. It is about a vision, never fully realized but never abandoned, of a world based on justice and compassion, in which "They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
Lord Jonathan Sacks former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
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Whoso sheddeth man’s blood within man, shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man. And you, be fruitful, and multiply; swarm in the earth, and multiply therein. Genesis 9:6-7
The preborn child is not a "potential" human being, but rather a Human Being with Potential!
RU486 - Mifepristone, also known as the Abortion Pill, is manufactured by Hoechst AG, a subsidiary of the same German company that manufactured Zyklon-B, the gas used to exterminate Jews in WWII.
RU486 is a chemical abortion method approved for use in women during the embryonic stage. It is actually several dangerous drugs taken in succession to cause abortion. We believe that Jews who use this abortion method unknowingly participate in the continuation of Jewish genocide.
“A woman would have the right to abortion just as she has a right to remove any parasitic growth from her body."
(Gloria Steinman, author and feminist leader, on CNN, Sept. 9, 1981.)
"The Jew was always only a parasite in the body of other peoples."
(Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 419.)
Jews are "sub-human"
"The sub-human, that biologically seemingly complete creation of nature with hands, feet and a kind of brain, with eyes and mouth, is nevertheless a completely different, dreadful creature. He is only a rough copy of a human being, with human-like facial traits but nonetheless morally and mentally lower than an animal... For all that bare a human face are not equal. (Pamphlet published by the Race Settlement Main Office, Germany, 1942)
Unborn babies are "sub-human"
"Fetuses, especially those as old as five or six months, elicit our sympathy... because they look disconcertingly like people... But, this sympathy is misplaced... While [it] may, perhaps, possess some flickering of sensation, or some capacity to feel pain, this is equally true... of creatures like fish or insects... a proper respect for the right to life requires that it not be respected where it does not exist." (Commentary on "Can The Fetus Be An Organ Farm?") Abortion: The Hidden Holocaust