Freedom of Religion; Thou Shalt Not Kill to Include Abortion

  • To allow abortions until the last day of pregnancy is an abomination.
  • When people conceive a child even by accident, they have created a world and have a very important decision to make immediately after conception; Do they want this child?
  • Consider the importance of making a family. Look for a suitable partner to love and make a family.

President Trump is against abortion when the baby is already developed in the mother.  Trump believes in walls.  He also believes in freedom. He is a true Christian. A true Christian believes in Jesus but also believes in the Jewish people even if the Jewish people do not believe in Jesus.

Abortion laws are making a joke of human rights.  Human rights is important but there is a border on human rights “thou shall not kill” to include abortion.  For sure to allow abortions until the last day of pregnancy is an abomination.  Also to claim the need of abortion for mental health reasons at the end of pregnancy is an abomination.

When can abortion be allowed?  Abortion can be allowed when the life of the mother is in danger.  Abortion can be allowed within the first three months of pregnancy.  After the first three months of pregnancy the decision to abort is dependent upon the recommendation of the doctor that the life of the mother is in danger.

Jewish law does not share the belief that life depends on conception, nor does it consider the fetus to be a full person.  Both Christian and Jewish laws permit abortion when having the baby is a threat to the life of the mother, but there is a difference of opinion over what constitutes a threat.

In those cases where there is a pregnancy which comes from rape or another type of mistake which a couple makes including neglecting to use birth control, in the first forty days of conception the fetus has not formed and is considered to be like water.  During this period almost all Jewish sources of law permit an abortion.  Today with sophisticated pregnancy tests even after several days, there is the opportunity for a mother to abort in Jewish law always for good reasons only.  Man was created in the image of God.  During the first forty days there is not yet a sign of this holy image which is the unity of male and female.  Most Orthodox religious authorities on Jewish law even though there is a place to give permission for abortion during the first forty days, they still consider that life has been conceived even after the first night of conception.  People need a strong reason to abort the fetus even after the first day.

Life is the unity of male and female.  God united the male and female energies in creating the world.  In the esoteric teachings of Judaism, it mentions that there were many worlds created before this world, which were aborted by God.  God saw that these worlds would not reach perfection that in the end of time would be revealed his name which is Shalom.  When people conceive a child even by accident, they have created a world and have a very important decision to make immediately after conception; Do they want this child?  After they have not aborted immediately before the fortieth day, the right to abort depends on the health of the mother.  It may also depend on the health of the child in the beginning of pregnancy when the fetus is beginning to be formed.  The mother and the child are considered to be the same body.  Only at the end of pregnancy does the child have independence, where the child is beginning to leave the womb of the mother.

Doing an abortion at the end of a pregnancy for psychological reasons is not enough. Psychologically the mother can become crippled through doing the abortion later in her life when she will realize that she has committed murder.  About this leniency, President Trump proudly objected.  When there is danger to the mother the first decision of the doctor is how to save the child without harming the mother, The child has already the image of God.  The child is no longer only a fetus which is water without form like it says on the first day of creation, the world was empty and void, the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters.  At this stage of creation there was darkness without life even though there was conception.  God said Let there be light.  The conception was completed to begin reveal the image of God in the world through man and woman. 

Conception requires the unity of male and female.  The spirit of God is given to the female through the seed of the man.  From this day, it belongs to the mother. She has the decision to continue to bring life into the world.  When the child has been formed, she cannot change her mind.  The question is when is considered that in the fetus can be noticed the image of God which is a healthy child not deformed.

Before Ultra Sound it was impossible to know whether in the fetus had been reached the level of image of God during the pregnancy.  Today through technology the fetus can be observed in the womb of the mother.  For sure today when the fetus has been formed into the image of God abortion is desecration of the name of God.  Psychological reasons for abortion are complicated like all of psychology.  Abortion can create mental issues or complications even in Schizophrenics.  It is always better to do the abortions within the forty days after conception with the permission of the mother. 

It is a great achievement to bring life into the world.  Each child which is born is a new life, a new revelation of the image of God in the world.  God said be fruitful and multiply.  The laws of abortion which permit destruction of the fetus after it has been already conceived and developed returns the world God created back to emptiness and void.  When the child is born is revealed Let there be light; there is a new light and life added to creation. 

About the use of birth control, there is also a controversy.  Permitting birth control and abortion opens up the way for promiscuity.  The dividing line between promiscuity and sacred unity is if there is love.  Love makes the world go round.  Find a mate that you can love.  Love is the power of creation. Through love is created life. When love has created life, it is forbidden to destroy it through abortion.  If you are not ready to bring a child into the world with the one you love, you can still love your partner.  Love is most important and also peace between husband and wife even before procreation.  Procreation continues life.  Each person should merit to have children and grandchildren.  Consider the importance of making a family.  Look for a suitable partner to love and make a family.  You don’t have to try out your partner before marriage; and it is preferable to wait for after the wedding.  Connect with your Rabbi or religious master.  Make a full life material and spiritual including bringing children into the world to continue your seed in future generation.  Love is most important in life.  Through love and kindness is revealed the unity and mercy of God on earth.

David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.

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