(Jewish Telegraphic Agency) A South Florida synagogue has filed a lawsuit that attempts to argue that the state’s new law restricting abortions will do “irreparable harm” specifically to Jews and unspecified “others” who don’t share the Christian religious beliefs upon which the law is based:
Because under Jewish law abortion is required if necessary to protect the health of a woman, and for many other reasons not permitted under the new law, it “prohibits Jewish women from practicing their faith free of government intrusion and thus violates their privacy rights and religious freedom,” the lawsuit contends.
The synagogue that filed the lawsuit, Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor of Boynton Beach, aims to block the enactment of the new law, which is set to go into effect on July 1 and would prohibit abortions in nearly all case after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Under current law, Florida allows abortion until 24 weeks. The lawsuit comes a month after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that signals a possible decision to overturn the precedent set in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that established the right to abortion.
The synagogue’s tactic is not a new one for abortion rights supporters, who have long argued that laws limiting abortion reflect a particular Christian point of view that holds that life begins at conception and that abortion is murder. Rabbis for Repro, formed nearly two years ago under the umbrella of the National Council of Jewish Women, has sent Jewish clergy to Congress and statehouses to make the case that abortion restrictions limit Jewish religious freedom. And in Washington, D.C., last month Jewish abortion rights supporters held a rally on the National Mall with many speakers arguing that abortion is not only compatible with their faith, but sometimes required by it.
The “failure to maintain the separation of church and state, like so many other laws in other lands throughout history, threatens the Jewish family, and thus also threatens the Jewish people by imposing the laws of other religions upon Jews,” contends the lawsuit, filed Friday in Leon County circuit court.
Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor, which doesn’t belong to any denomination, defines itself as “an all-inclusive, universal, and rational approach to Judaism” and “honors tradition, respects science, and celebrates spirituality.”
In an interview Tuesday, the congregation’s rabbi, Barry Silver, said when separation of religion and government crumbles, religious minorities such as Jews often suffer. “Every time that wall starts to crack, bad things start to happen,” he said.
This is the second suit challenging the new Florida law. The first was filed earlier this month by abortion clinics. Both suits contend the new law violates the privacy rights guaranteed in the Florida Constitution.
Considering that the vast majority of Jews are atheists, it’s hard to ignore the cynicism of this lawsuit — but whether atheists or not, abortion is clearly a Jewish value.
And as far as “religious” Jews are concerned, there is nothing in the Torah — the first 5 books of the Old Testament — that could possibly be understood to support a “woman’s right to choose” abortion — ancient Israelites undoubtedly saw abortion as infanticide or murder.
All of which leaves us with the other Jewish “holy” book — the Talmud — which contradicts the Torah and makes one exception to the law — if the mother’s life is endangered, then abortion is “morally” acceptable.
But this new Florida law does not prohibit abortions when the life of the mother is in danger, so how exactly does the new law infringe specifically on Jewish women?
But how that their satanic freedom to abort any baby at any time is threatened by new laws, all of a sudden those same “Judeo-Christian” values become exclusively Christian values that oppress the poor Jews.
But should we expect anything less from a people who freely admit — but only among themselves, of course — that being a hypocrite and having double standards is the height of Jewish ethics and morality.
Christians are often shocked to find just how Jews can attempt to justify their own hypocrisy that they experience cognitive dissonance — they tell themselves, “This person must not be a real Jew — a real Jew is just like a Christian and shares the same moral values.“
And notice how these Jewish pro-abortion advocates always invoke the “separation of church and state” — a bogus concept that a Jewish law professor openly admitted is a ‘Jewish conspiracy’ to undermine Christian America.
On that other hand, we are supposed to believe that there’s nothing about Judaism that threatens our constitutional rights or freedoms the way Christianity threatens Jews.
And that tells you all you need to know about this one-way street that is ultimately leading to what the Jews enjoyed in Poland for hundreds of years — a Congressus Judaicus — their own legal system independent of the Polish parliament where Jews need obey only Jewish laws.