Jewish groups decry end of Roe and call abortion restrictions a violation of their 'religious freedom'

FBN FirstNews
June 28th, 2022

Lifesite -  In what appears to be a broadly coordinated new strategy to maintain, and now reestablish, unrestricted abortion across the United States, some Jewish groups have decried the recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade as a violation of their religious freedom rights

While speaking as representing a Jewish consensus, which is significantly misleading, some of these groups expressed the belief that a preborn child is part of the mother’s body and is only considered a person once he or she takes their first breath.

The Women’s Rabbinic Network (WRN) released a statement on Friday claiming “Judaism’s most sacred and authoritative texts- do not view a fetus as a soul until it is born. Rather, a fetus is considered part of the parent’s body until delivery.”

“Judaism teaches that life begins not at conception or with a heartbeat but with the first breath,” they continued. “Therefore, forcing someone to carry a pregnancy that they do not want or that endangers their life is a violation of Jewish law because it prioritizes a fetus over the living adult who is pregnant. This must be understood as a violation of the United States Constitution which guarantees our freedom to practice our religion and also our freedom from the dictates of other religions.”

In response, one must ask how the imposition of such an arbitrary criterion for the beginning of human life — the child’s first breath — is not only scientifically absurd but even superstitious.

As the Priests for Life website explains, “The question of when an individual human being’s life begins has to be a scientific one, and the simple fact is that no modern medical text shows life to begin at any time other than the moment of conception. The fact that life begins at conception is a proven scientific fact that all the pro-abortion rhetoric in the world can’t alter.”

In other words, contrary to how these Jewish groups frame the issue, the question of when human life begins is not a matter of philosophical presuppositions or theological beliefs; it is a scientific fact just as certain as the law of gravity and the evidence that our planet is round and not flat. When a human egg and human sperm join, a new individual human being with her own unique genetic code and destiny is created.

Furthermore, every human being has human rights, not because the government, Supreme Court, or WRN says so, but because they are human. Human rights coincide with human nature, and the most fundamental human right is the right of every innocent human being to life.

The emergence of this new strategy appears to be related to the May 2 leak of the U.S. Supreme Court draft majority opinion on the Dobbs case indicating the anticipated overturning of Roe vs. Wade, which came to fruition on Friday.

In coordinating the messaging of this new initiative, 140 Jewish organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, sponsored what they called a “Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice” on May 17 stating “abortion access is a Jewish value” and “banning abortions is a religious freedom issue.”

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FBN Synopsis: The Apostle Paul warned us about what we're dealing with here in I Thessalonians 2:15 when he described them as the "enemy of all mankind." Guide yourself accordingly as you watch their corrupt tree bear corrupt fruit just as it has for 2,000 years. Especially disturbing will be to witness their 'Judeo-Christian' rear guard soft-pedal their marketing of child sacrifice.

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