Child Abuse in Islamic Terrorism: they were born to die for Allah

How Islamic Caliphate punish Allah’s children?

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ISIS and its army of  child soldiers

 

The Child abuse in Muslim society is not so new phenomena, I would rather think it is deeply connected with the rise of Islamic terrorism and it is only colored by new ISIS colors in recent time. For years back, there are lot of evidences of children who are brainwashed in the name of terrorist activities, especially in Palestinian areas, Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir. Terrorists who were fighting against Israel and India believed that teenage boys can finish “the dirty jobs” so that is exactly how seventeen years old Afaq Ahmed Shah, equipped with explosives, drove his car and directly in the Indian Army headquarter  triggered the explosion  and caused the injury of many people over there. According to the information of Indian intelligence service, this young boy was “educated” in the local mosque by local terrorist wolves. Almost the similar story follows sixteen years old  Palestinian, Issa Bdir, sent by  Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades to carry out a terror attack in Rishon Letzion, Tel Aviv’ suburb. The young man was looking like  European backpacker and when he ended up blowing himself up, and hurting so many tourists and local people, it was considered as one of the youngest sheeheds in that time. There are many of similar cases around the global war points, where Islamic terrorism is feeding itself with the blood of innocent children, sacrificed for the abstract interests of militant Islam.

How is possible that one religion approves it or at least not fight against that sick trend of child martyrs ?If we analyze the Palestinian model of fight against Israel, we will  be able to see that the whole conflict is spread on misuse of women and children, against the army and the whole state. It is not reserved for adults to fight with adults, it includes even the newborns and small children, who are some kind of protective shield for militants. The old shocking photos of small children who were throwing away the stones on Israeli army were accepted in media as the proof of monstrous policy of Israel towards Palestinians. I am not referring here on the political meaning and diplomatic background of this clash,the only what I would like to elaborate is the frame of this child abuse in Muslim society in the fake set of rules for imaginary  pleasure of Allah.There is no God who would ever approve that His children suffer, and especially not for His glory. That is just a wrong  interpretation by wrong religious authorities, who pretend to understand the Holy Book and who have that luck to be exposed in public and to attract many weak souls and to make them join to their death cult. I am firmly believer that there are no evil books but there are only evil people who have evil strategies for their own selfish greedy interests.

If we know that Muslim society is well known that celebrates sons and the importance of man in the society, we also know that comes from the fact that Empire could be spread only through the armies and what is the best than to give soldier for that Islamic empire, for Allah?Most of the people in Muslim societies live in rural conditions and they do not have independent spirit but only a local imam who lead them and shape their opinions and believes. Those who are educated aren’t brainwashed and they are far away from any radical religious man who tell them to conquire the world of infidels. The problem is the big population of those who dont have anything but their imam who read Qur’an for them and tell them that Allah will be satisfied only when the blood of their children feed the father’s lands. They dont have anything to be proud about but they are ready to give some of their sons to the dark side of Islam, so they can be proud that their sons give life for Allah or whoever that God is.Giving their sons to the flame of death, they start living through the primitive approval of the society and their own animal mindset that their cubs were sacrificed for the tribe. One mother of Palestinian sheehed explains it this way:“I was very happy when I heard. To be a martyr, that’s something. Very few people can do it. I prayed to thank God. I know my son is close to me.”Those kids are learnt from the day one to hate western materialism and to never give up fighting against kufar. Israeli counter terrorism experts always emphasize: “We will know that the war is over when they start loving their own children more than they hate Jews” 

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Even if those children dont end up like martyrs, they become infected with terrorism virus and their whole life is formed under the corona of terrorism, for Islam or against those who insult Islam . The social psychology thinkers assume  that the childhood origins of terrorism have the big influence on occurring of all of these fanatical terrorists and their war madness. Most of them were the victims of abuse in their childhood, terrorized by father or uncle, learnt to not trust anyone but only to die for Allah, when the time comes. Like the serial killers profile, they are used on violence and that is the only language they speak. The broken core of Islamic societies, destroyed by so called religious leaders, make new generations of the children who know only to hate, who were born only to die, for the trivial goals and lost common sense.

So when I heard that the children of the Caliphate are the new Islamic terrorism force, the new fuel of hate engine of The Islamic State, I was more sad than surprised. When you merge all these broken societies, based on aggressive indoctrination and lack of intellectuals who would stand up against it, in one mess full of fear and threats, you can do whatever you want. That is exactly what ISIS-ISIL-DAESH does. Collecting the children all over the caliphate, turning them into the new army. Some of them have 5, 6 years. Others are 8, 9 or even 12. They are  all going to some kind of jihadist school, lead by the terror group’s Al Farouq Institute in Raqqa. They have theoretical classes but also practical and the whole education process is the pure brainwashing and indoctrination so the best of them can become suicide bombers. Al Farouq is the child terrorist factory, the famous  theater for scaring Youtube videos where small boys are beheading their toys. The British Independent wrote one article about young Nasir, boy who escaped from that ISIS hell. He was claiming that the terrorist leaders pretended to be better than parents to the captured children and the final goal was to convince boys to execute their parents, which was the first stage of suicidal bomber career.Usually, some of the boys made that bloody journey and eliminated their fathers or bothers or even both, under the belief that those made crime of apostasy, leaving religion rules. That is very easy way to attract young minds, to gather them into the pack and to tell them they must hunt those who attack the pack. Terrorists leaders are using some of the worst methods in suggestive psychology to gain their results and to make their sick idea of the Caliphate works.

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Instead of worrying what worse could come  from the evil world of ISIS, we should focus our efforts to help the children abused in that world and to inform however we can about the all potential abuse.

These kind of abuse are happening here in the  western world too. While we are having our lunch or fitness break, some mad terrorist supporter, placed in some hidden mosque,  is teaching young weak boy  how to hate us and how to join to those who want to eliminate us. Education is the answer on every fanaticism. In the age of information, ignorance is a choice. For our youngest, brainwashing life is forced and not chosen, They need help. Our help. We need to help them and to help ourselves.

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  1. ISLAM IS EVERYTHING WE SAY IT IS AND MORE — BUT!

    THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST.

    What is the total number of legal abortions since 1973?
    50 MILLION INNOCENT VICTIMS SLAUGHTERED IN AMERICA, SINCE 1973
    Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, there have been approximately 50 million abortions performed in the United States.
    Source: Guttmacher Institute, 2011, August. Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States.

    How many abortions are performed in the United States each year?
    According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.21 million abortions performed in the United States in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 3,322 abortions per day.
    Source: Jones, Rachel K. and Kathryn Kooistra. “Abortion Incidence and Access to Services in the United States, 2008.” Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 43, no. 1 (2011, March): 41-50.

    DOCTOR DEATH

    Dr. Martin Haskell giving a presentation at the 16th Annual Meeting of the National Abortion Federation Conference in 1992 in San Diego. It was a gathering of abortionists — men and women who make their living by killing babies. Haskell was describing to his audience how to do a partial-birth abortion. Listen to his words about how this procedure takes place:

    “The surgeon then introduces large grasping forceps … through the vaginal and cervical canal … He moves the tip of the instrument carefully towards the fetal lower extremities — and pulls the extremity into the vagina …The surgeon then uses his fingers to deliver the opposite lower extremity, then the torso, the shoulders, and the upper extremities. The skull lodges in the internal os. The fetus is oriented … spine up … The surgeon then takes a pair of blunt curved Metzenbaum scissors in the right hand. … the surgeon then forces the scissors into the base of the skull–spreads the scissors to enlarge the opening. The surgeon–surgeon then introduces a suction catheter into this hole and evacuates the skull contents.”

    Haskell, having described these brutal details, shows his audience a video of himself doing one of these procedures. And at the end of the video, after the sound of the suction machine taking the brains out of the baby’s head, the audience applauds.

    WHAT IS A D&E ABORTION?

    The D&E method, used on unborn children 14 weeks or older, involves using a long steel tool to grasp and tear off, by brute force, the arms and legs of the developing human—after which the skull is crushed.
    Dr. Anthony Levatino, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has performed many D&E abortions, describes the procedure: “Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can…Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about six inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.”

    N.B.

    93% OF JEWS ARE PRO-ABORTION

    “DR. MENGELE’S STILL DRUMMING”

    See that baby in the corner?
    Her life might not be so good!
    I can tell she’ll be a problem….
    That much, ma’am, is understood!
    She’s not really quite a “person”;.
    Yes, we’re sure she’s unaware.
    Her life may not be worth living….
    Let’s “abort” and show we care.
    She’s just not what we’d call “human”…
    She’s not really at that stage.
    “Cute” enough, but just not “with it”…
    Unaware and disengaged.
    She has no real moral standing….
    Not just yet, and that’s the glitch!
    She’s no diff’rent from a tomcat,
    Or some tiny mongrel!@#$%.
    We’ll decide for you what’s “human”…
    When a “what” becomes a “who”!
    On these shifting sands of reason,
    Moral Law we may undo.
    These things change, ma’am. Please don’t worry!
    We know best about these things;.
    We’ve been schooled in Bio-Ethics,
    Singing songs that Singer sings!
    That’s the song of Peter Singer….
    (Margaret Sanger sang it, too).
    If that melody’s familiar,
    Maybe you should ask the Jew.
    That’s the downbeat of Eugenics,
    Euthanasia’s Rhythm Band.
    Dr. Mengele’s still drumming.
    Out there on that shifting sand.

    ABORTION: THE HIDDEN HOLOCAUST

    IN GERMANY 1936
    The German Supreme Court refused to recognize Jews living in Germany as legal “persons”. From that point on they had no rights or protection under the German Constitution. Shortly thereafter the Nazis began their “final Solution” – putting over 6,000,000 Jews to death.

    JEWS AS “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)

    JEWS AS “PARASITES”

    “The Jew was always only a parasite in the body of other peoples.” (Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 419.)

    JEWS ARE A “MASS”

    “It had nothing to do with humanity, it couldn’t have; it was a mass – a mass of rotting flesh.” Franz Stangl, Treblinka commandant explaining how he viewed his part in the destruction of almost 1,000,000 men, women and children. (In interview with author Gitta Serenny which later appeared in the book Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience (1983).

    KILLING JEWS IS SIMPLY”EVACUATION”

    An official Nazi report of the fate of 15,000 Jewish women and children killed in the area of Serbia in mobile gas vans was discovered. Jews were locked up in the air-tight rear container while exhaust fumes from the truck’s engine were fed in to suffocate them. The report simply stated that they had been “evacuated to the East”, just one more in a long list of euphemisms for “killed”.

    TORTURE IS “MEDICAL RESEARCH”

    To left the concentration camp experiments Dr. August Hirt supplied this rational, “These condemned men will at least make themselves useful,” he said. “Wouldn’t it be ridiculous to execute them and send their bodies to the crematory oven without giving them an opportunity to contribute to the progress of society.”
    (Aziz, Doctor of Death, 3, 305)

    IN AMERICA1973
    The U.S. Supreme Court in its Roe v. Wade decision ruled that unborn babies are not legal “persons”. From that point on they have had no rights or protection under our constitution. Since that decision, over 45,000,000 babies have been put to death by abortion in this country.

    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?”)

    UNBORN BABIES ARE “PARASITES”

    “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.)

    UNBORN BABIES ARE A “MASS OF TISSUE”

    “What is aborted is a protoplasmic mass and not a real, live, grown up individual.” This statement was made by Drs. J.F. McDermott and W.F. Char in an effort to pacify nurses at a Hawaiian hospital when they became extremely upset by “dead fetuses and pieces of limbs, fingernails and hair” in the operating room.” (Sereny, Into that Darkness, p. 201.)

    ABORTION IS SIMPLY £EVACUATION”

    Between 1970 and 1977, California millionaire-abortionist Dr. Edward Allred was personally responsible for destroying 35,000 human lives before birth, including some 7,000 mid-trimester abortions by salt poisoning. When asked by a reporter what happens in an abortion, Dr. Allred said: “the contents are evacuated.” (Assignment Life, New Liberty Films)

    TORTURE IS “MEDICAL RESEARCH”

    In 1980, Dr. Martti Kekomaki justified conduction experiments involving slicing open the stomachs and cutting off the heads of live late term aborted babies, “An aborted baby is just garbage and that’s where it ends up,” he declared, “Why not make use of it for society?” (National Examiner, 8-19-80 pp. 20-21.)

    YOU BE THE JUDGE

    Not everything a government allows is moral, ethical, or right. Sixty years ago the Nazis tried to change reality by changing words. With new words, they were able to put 6,000,000 Jews to death. With new words, we in America are killing our unborn at nearly the same rate that Hitler killed Jews – only we have killed 45,000,000 in our brazen efforts to exterminate unwanted babies.

    Judge for yourself. Are we killing babies? Or is this just some unwanted piece of garbage? Reality cannot be changed because we call abortion a “choice” or if we make the debate about “woman’s rights” instead of what it really is.

    SO, HOW ARE ABORTIONS DONE?

    1. In the Suction-Aspiration method, the cervical muscle ring must be paralyzed and stretched open. The abortionist then inserts a hollow plastic tube with a knife-like edge into the uterus. The suction tears the baby’s body into pieces. The placenta is cut from the uterine wall and everything is sucked into a bottle.

    2. RU-486 abortions are done after the mother misses her period. It can be used up to the second month of pregnancy. It works by blocking progesterone, a crucial hormone during pregnancy. Without it, the uterine lining does not provide food, fluid and oxygen to the tiny developing baby. The baby cannot survive. A second drug is then given that stimulates the uterus to contract and the baby is expelled.

    3. Prostaglandin is a hormone that induces abortion in mid to late term pregnancies. The baby usually dies from the trauma of the delivery. However, if the baby is old enough, it is born alive. This is called a “complication.” To prevent this, some abortionists use ultrasound to guide them as they inject a drug that kills the fetus into the unborn baby’s heart. Prostaglandin is then administered and a dead baby is delivered.

    4. Dilatation & Curettage (D & C). This is similar to a suction procedure except a curette, a loop-shaped steel knife, is inserted into the uterus at 6 to 12 weeks of pregnancy. The baby and placenta are cut into pieces and scraped out into a basin. Bleeding is usually very heavy with this method.

    5. Dilatation & Evacuation (D & E) is done after the 3rd month. The cervix must be dilated before the abortion. Usually Laminaria sticks are inserted into the cervix. These are made of seaweed that is compressed into thin sticks. When inserted, they absorb moisture and expand, thus enlarging the cervix. A pliers-like instrument is inserted through the cervix into the uterus. The abortionist then seizes a leg, arm or other part of the baby and, with a twisting motion, tears it from the body. This continues until only the head remains. Finally the skull is crushed and pulled out. The nurse must then reassemble the body parts to be sure that all of them were removed.

    6. Partial Birth Abortion or Dilatation & Extraction (D & X). This abortion is also used on mid and late term babies, from 4 to 9 months gestation. Ultrasound is used to identify how the unborn baby is facing in the womb. The abortionist inserts forceps through the cervical canal into the uterus and grasps one of the baby’s legs, positioning the baby feet first, face down (breech position). The child’s body is then pulled out of the birth canal except for the head, which is too large to pass through the cervix. The baby is alive, and probably kicking and flailing his legs and arms. The abortionist hooks his fingers over the baby’s shoulders, holding the woman’s cervix away from the baby’s neck. He then jams blunt tipped surgical scissors into the base of the skull and spreads the tips apart to enlarge the wound. A suction catheter is inserted into the baby’s skull and the brain is sucked out. The skull collapses and the baby’s head passes easily through the cervix.
    What do you think?
    Do you see these aborted babies as “masses of tissue”, “sub-human” or a “parasitic growths”?
    Or do you see human beings whose lives have been tragically and violently ended?

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    THE CURIOUS CONSENSUS OF JEWS ON ABORTION
    by Roger Price
    February 1, 2013
    Fully 93% of all American Jews support legalized abortion in some fashion.

    That different Jews have disparate views is not news. What is news is when most Jews agree on a particular idea or approach. And so it is with the curious consensus of Jews on abortion.

    In mid-2012, the Public Religion Research Institute (“PRRI”) published its findings from a 2012 survey of Jewish values (the “Jewish Values Survey”). The survey sought to measure the opinions of American Jews on a wide variety of political and economic issues, as well as with respect to certain religious beliefs and practices.

    While Jews varied considerably in their views of a wide range of topics, on one – abortion – they were not only reasonably cohesive in their attitude, but strikingly different from other groups. Given the emphasis in the Jewish tradition on valuing life, on equating the preservation of one life with the preservation of a world and, conversely, the destruction of one life as the destruction of the world (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5), this result, on its face, seems as anomalous as it is clear.

    First, let’s look at the PRRI data. Essentially regardless of denominational affiliation or demographics, American Jews think abortion should be legal in all (49%) or almost all (44%) cases. That is, fully 93% of all American Jews support legalized abortion in some fashion. Even political leanings, while influential, are not determinative. Among Jewish Democrats support is 95%, but 77% of Jewish Republicans also favor legalized abortion in all or most cases, far exceeding the rate of other groups studied.

    The comparable numbers for other faith groups is quite different not only in their overall support or opposition to legalized abortion, but in the internal differences within each group. Jews are the only group surveyed in which a plurality support abortion in all cases. While about half of all Jews support abortion in all cases, in no other faith group does such support exceed 25% of the population. Moreover, in comparison to the 93% total of Jews who support legalized abortion in all or most cases, the only other group surveyed that showed clear majority support for legalized abortion was white mainline Protestants (59%). The comparable numbers for black Protestants and Catholics are 50% and 48%. Just one-third of white evangelicals support abortion in all or most situations.

    Moreover, while the survey found that just 6% of Jews oppose legalized abortion in most cases and 1% did in all cases, the other groups surveyed were much more diverse in their views. For instance, while 19% of Catholics thought abortion should be illegal in all cases, 31% said only in most cases. Similarly, 21% of white evangelicals opposed legal abortion in all cases, but 44% only opposed it in most cases.

    So, why are Jews so much different from others on this issue? Is there something in the Jewish tradition which leads inexorably to the overwhelming consensus most Jews have reached?

    The Torah itself, indeed the entire Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), is silent on the topic of abortion. A passage in the Torah, however, does reflect a biblical view of a fetus. The passage concerns an injury to a pregnant woman which causes a miscarriage of her fetus. The Torah states that such conduct warrants financial compensation but nothing greater, specifically not the same penalty that would be imposed for murder. (See Exodus. 21:22-23.) In other words, this passage considers the fetus as not fully a nefesh, a person, and more akin to personal property.

    When the ancient sages talked about abortion, they did so in the context of the knowledge of their day and with at least one eye on the Bible. Consequently, as a matter of principle, abortion was generally prohibited because, for example, it destroyed something created in God’s image (see Genesis. 1:26-27; 9:6), and that destruction was also contrary to the first commandment, to populate the world (see Genesis. 1:28).

    At the same time, the sages’ understanding of fetal development was quite limited. Within the first forty days of pregnancy, they thought the mother to be carrying “mere fluid.” (See BT Yevamot 69b.) In later stages of pregnancy, they viewed the fetus as a part of the mother like a limb or appendage of the mother. (See, e.g., BT Gittin 23b.)

    By the middle ages, essentially two positions existed. The great commentator Rashi (1040-1105 CE) accepted the principle that the fetus was not a person. The philosopher and physician Maimonides (1135-1204 CE), took a different view, though. When considering a threat to the mother’s life from a fetus, Rambam analogized the fetus to a rodef, or pursuer, for whom one was not to have pity. Abortion was justified, even though the fetus was of high value, because the fetus was characterized an active endangerment to the mother.

    The position of contemporary American Jewish leaders is remarkably, although not entirely, uniform. In responsa, resolutions and other literature and statements, non-orthodox rabbis express a reverence for the sanctity of life, reaffirm the traditional Jewish belief that personhood, and the rights attendant to it, begin at birth, not conception, and support the “right” of a woman to choose an abortion, not on demand or for trivial reasons, but in cases where, for instance, continuation of a pregnancy might cause the mother severe physical or psychological harm.

    The issue of abortion in the Orthodox community is hotly debated, indeed seen by some almost as a litmus test of one’s commitment to Modern Orthodoxy or, alternatively, to a pre-modern, culturally conservative orthodoxy. The latter tends to hold that abortion is permissible only where the danger to the mother’s life is clear and direct and generally forbidden otherwise. But there are exceptions. And one can even find rulings of respected Orthodox rabbis permitting abortions in cases of substantial emotional difficulty such as when the expectant mother becomes suicidal or when pregnancy is the result of adultery.

    Consequently, while it is clear that for over two thousand years, Judaism has understood (1) personhood begins at birth and not conception and (2) that the life of a mother supersedes that of a fetus which threatens that mother, the notion reportedly expressed by roughly half of American Jews that abortion should be permissible in all cases is absolutely unwarranted by Jewish tradition and values, whether filtered through an Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist or Reform lens. For instance, and without limitation, abortion for purposes of gender selection, convenience or purely economic reasons, especially at any time in gestation, is not defensible Jewishly.

    To be clear, the 2012 Jewish Values Survey did not describe the reason(s) for the hypothetical abortion being considered. Consequently, it is not even clear that a majority of American Jews really do approve of abortion in “most” cases, though they surely do in many cases. To the extent the view of American Jews on abortion is premised on the argument that abortions are not properly the subject of criminal laws, that view finds stronger support in the Jewish tradition.

    At the same time, we have knowledge and tools and insights today that the ancient sages surely lacked. We know how a fertilized human egg develops from zygote to embryo to fetus and then, on birth, to a baby. We know, for instance, that by the fourth week of pregnancy, in an embryo barely one-twenty-fifth of an inch long, the embryo’s brain and spinal cord and its heart have begun to form, and arm and leg buds have appeared. Within two weeks, the heart starts to beat, blood to flow, and the embryo is the size of a lentil, maybe a quarter of an inch long. Brain activity commences. By the end of the eighth week, all essential organs and external body structures, including eyes and eyelids, have begun to form. The embryo is about an inch long, but still weighs less than one-eighth of an ounce.

    The fetal stage begins after week eight. In an uneventful pregnancy, the fetus will grow to about three inches and almost an ounce at week twelve and to four to five inches and almost three ounces at week sixteen. A translucent skin begins to form and the fetus can make sucking motions. If you want to read detailed descriptions or see images of fetal development, they are readily available.

    Moreover, we also know today, and really only recently, that while only one-fifth to one-third of babies born at 23 weeks of gestation survive, by week 24 fifty percent or more do. By week 26, over ninety percent of babies born prematurely can survive.

    Science can and should inform the discussion in the Jewish community way more than it does. Among other things, science teaches that an embryo in its first forty days is more than “mere fluid.” No, the embryo is not at all viable at that stage, but to deny that it is alive and might, without interference, emerge someday is at best disingenuous.

    Similarly, science teaches that a fetus throughout pregnancy is neither a “mere limb” of its mother nor a pursuer. Through sonograms in the first trimester of pregnancy we can literally see the shape and specific features of a fetus. We can see its head, monitor its heart beating. What we cannot do – or ought not do – is deny its essence. Assuming viability, an abortion not related to saving a mother’s life cannot fairly be analogized to ridding one’s self of personal property or amputating one’s limb. Nor, although a fetus may well be the direct or indirect cause of a mother’s life-threatening condition, is it accurate to say that the fetus is a “pursuer.” There is no evidence, and really never was in Rambam’s day either, that the fetus possessed the capacity to form an intention to kill its mother or, indeed, do any harm.

    Yet, to acknowledge that life is present and that Jewish tradition is based on archaic concepts is not to conclude the inquiry. Science cannot, for example, extinguish the rape or incest that may have caused the pregnancy. In short, medical science is informative, but not dispositive of the questions to be considered with respect to abortion.

    In fact, modern medical science perhaps raises more questions than it answers. For instance, just as it can provide information that make the fetus appear to look more like a baby, today medical science can also tell us if that potential child is afflicted with a serious defect or disease. Today the human genome has been mapped, and many of us can get tested for genetic anomalies at relatively nominal cost. What do we do with the information we learn? If we find that a female fetus has a mutation on either gene BRCA 1 on chromosome 17 or on BRCA 2 on chromosome 13, and therefore has a statistically significantly greater likelihood of developing breast cancer than a mutation free female, what then? What about a finding of a mutation of the ApoE gene on chromosome 19, which suggests an increased chance of Alzheimer’s after age sixty? What of the literally dozens of diseases that affect groups of Jews disproportionately, from ataxia-telangiectasia to Werner syndrome? We have only just begun to have a discussion about the need to have a discussion about these issues.

    Dennis Prager sees the approach of American Jews to abortion as a matter of “moral disappointment,” but also as part of the substitution of “leftism” for Judaism. Prager’s frustration with American Jewry on abortion is understandable, but his argument is not persuasive. Whatever he may mean by “leftism,” it seems hard to sustain that assertion when the statistics indicate that 93% of the group is on one side of the issue. That is, if almost everyone is on the “left,” then there is no “left” anymore, or “right” for that matter. Invoking the left/right dichotomy is generally not very helpful or productive on political matters. On issues as knotty as abortion, it is next to useless.

    And Prager’s suggestion that one can be pro-choice, i.e., anti-criminalization of abortion, and still recognize that “many abortions have no moral defense” is not on much firmer ground. He wants pro-choice Jews, “especially rabbis,” to say that they regard “most abortions” as “immoral.” But, to be polite, this approach lacks precision. How can “most abortions” be immoral if only “many abortions” have no moral defense? Exactly which cases is he referencing and what is the source of his data? What precisely does he mean by “moral” and “immoral” in this context? And why “especially” rabbis, as if (1) they have an impeccable track record on moral issues and (2) the rest of us are too obtuse to understand what’s at stake?

    The difficult challenge here is not whether to be pro-choice or pro-life. Those are false and incomplete options, especially in Judaism which is neither really pro-choice nor pro-life as those terms are commonly used today. Moreover, while American Jews are not in sync with Jewish tradition, Jewish tradition is not in sync with modern medical science. Instead of knee jerk reactions, we need nuanced reflections. We all do, rabbis and laity, physicians and patients.

    Fortunately, the biblical view on the status of the fetus is not one of those rules literally or figuratively written in stone. Nor is the tradition that developed subsequently. We remain free to struggle over how and where to draw the line we inevitably must draw when faced with situations about which we would rather not know much less contemplate and resolve. The true challenge, when considering matters of life and death, is to be cautious when others are certain, to be sensitive when others are strident, and to exercise humility when others exhibit hubris.
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    Note: Another version of this post was published previously at http://www.judaismandscience.com.

    DENIAL IS NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT:
    70% of Blacks born are bastards – sired but not fathered! 50% of all murders in America are committed by the 13.2% Black community! Blacks are the leading serial killers in America today! Since 1973, 55,000,000 babies were aborted in America; 33,000,000 were Black. There is a BLACK problem in America!

    WHO PUT THE BLACK BABY INTO THE DUMPSTER!
    “Several years ago, when 17,000 aborted babies were found in a dumpster outside a pathology laboratory in Los, Angeles, California, some 12–15,000 were observed to be black.” — Erma Clardy Craven (deceased) Social Worker and Civil Rights Leader Countdown to Extinction

    BLACKS & ABORTION

    APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF BLACK AMERICAN DEATHS SINCE 1973
    AIDS =203,695
    VIOLENT CRIMES=306,313
    ACCIDENTS=370,723
    CANCER=1, 638,350
    HEART DISEASE=2, 266,789
    ABORTION=33,000,000
    All figures are based on cumulative statistics provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control

    30,000,000? That’s 30 Million Michael Browns
    Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15–44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion.

    On average, 1,876 Black babies are aborted every day in the United States. This incidence of abortion has resulted in a tremendous loss of life. It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had over 33 million abortions.
    Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member.” A highly significant 1993 Howard University study showed that African American women over age 50 were 4.7 times more likely to get breast cancer if they had had any abortions compared to women who had not had any abortions.

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