1500 Jewish Rabbis support the Texas Law restricting abortions

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Print allIn new window1,500+ Rabbis Back Texas Abortion RestrictionsInboxN L <nathanadvisors@gmail.com>12:38 PM (5 hours ago)to Rabbi, Engel, Brian, Peterson, Ed, RTL, Rabbi, Yonoson, Mrs, Bolotbek, NYCF:, TorahJewsForDecencyBS”D
6 Tishrei, 5782 / Sept. 12, ’21
Rabbi Gordimer,
Your statement below against abortion was excellent, par for the course.
Thank you, again, for taking a stand for authentic Jewish Values – again.
A G’mar Chasima Tova for your entire family,
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——– Original message ——–From: Coalition for Jewish Values Date:09/12/2021 9:35 AM (GMT-05:00) To: cjv-media@cjvalues.orgSubject: 1,500+ Rabbis Back Texas Abortion Restrictions 
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1,500+ Rabbis Back Texas Abortion RestrictionsTexas statute better aligns with Jewish values cherishing every human life

Washington, DC, Sept. 12, 2021 — Weighing in on the Texas law prohibiting abortions after six weeks’ gestation except in cases of medical necessity, Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1500 traditional, Orthodox rabbis in matters of public policy, called the law a step in the right direction, better aligned with mainstream Jewish values, Rabbinic texts, and legal codes. In so doing, it condemned the left-wing National Council of Jewish Women and its “Rabbis for Repro” for distorting Jewish teachings, devaluing the sanctity of life, and causing a desecration of G-d’s Name.“The Texas statute demands that human life be cherished, while recognizing that the mother’s well-being takes precedence in a medical emergency,” said CJV Southern Regional Vice President Rabbi Moshe Parnes. “Rabbinic literature is abundantly clear that fetuses with beating hearts are alive, just as the new Texas law mandates. This has been the accepted ruling for millennia and doesn’t change at the whim of the modern pseudo-scholars of ‘Rabbis for Repro’ who try to force their ‘woke’ personal values into timeless Jewish teachings. They make Judaism look repugnant in the eyes of anyone who recognizes that an unborn child is a human being worthy of protection, which is the very definition of desecration of G-d’s name.”As outlined in CJV’s statement on abortion, the Bible identifies human life as a soul placed (breathed) within a body by G-d himself, with inestimable sanctity and value. Jewish legal codes likewise value a fetus as a clear and identifiable human life. The Talmud and Code of Jewish Law require violation of the Sabbath, which is permitted only to save a life, to open the womb of a deceased woman whose fetus may have survived. Abortion is permitted only in order to save the life of the mother, “because her life precedes his.”“The simple truth is that Jewish Law prohibits abortion,” said CJV Rabbinic Circle Chairman Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer. “This prohibition may be overridden to save the mother’s life, which is also recognized in the Texas Heartbeat Law. An on-demand approach to abortion, no matter what Jewish advocates may say, violates Judaism’s clear and emphatic declaration of the sanctity of life.”Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that advocates for classical Jewish ideas and standards in matters of American public policy. It is the largest rabbinic public-policy organization in the country, representing over 1,500 traditional Jewish leaders.

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