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Israel Will Offer Young Women “Free Abortions”
Life News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Christina Martin

Posted on 01/11/2014 9:53:21 AM PST by NYer

In a move that can only be described as incomprehensible and utterly tragic, Israel’s cabinet approved a new health policy that will cover all abortions for women from age 20-33 in the year of 2014. The government will pay for abortions at a cost of $4.6 million dollars. These state funded abortions will seek to provide funding for up to 6,300 women.

The Jewish Chronicle Online describes this decision as one that showcases how progressive and forward-leaning the country’s political stance can be, despite still having a dominant religious lobby, and a conservative prime minister.

Before this ruling, subsidized abortions in Israel were allowed only through approval of a special committee and in cases of sexual abuse, life endangerment or for women under 20 or over 40. Although women will still be required to go before a committee before aborting they now have access to free abortions for any reason. A Daily Beast article highlighting abortion in Israel explains that while abortions have to be approved by committee virtually every case is approved and doctors who perform abortions illegally outside of the state system are never prosecuted.

Dr. Yonathan Halevy of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center leads Israel’s Health Ministry commission who made the ruling. Dr. Yonatan told the Times of Israel, “We want large families in Israel. We definitely encourage birth. “But when pregnancy occurs and it is undesired or inadvertent, I think we should supply the means to end the pregnancy properly.”

This abortion ruling makes Israel one of the most liberal nations in the world in regards to abortion. Although Israeli health officials hope this initiative will inspire international state-funded abortions, religious leaders inside the nation and throughout the globe are condemning this new ruling.

Rabbi David Stav, head of a liberal group of Orthodox rabbis told the Times of Israel there was “no question” that in the absence of a medical emergency, abortion is against Jewish law.

Dr. Eli Schussheim, chairman of the pro-life group Efrat, compared the decision to theft, saying that by allocating funding for non-medically necessary abortions, the committee “is stealing… from sick people… and giving the money instead as a prize to 6,000 negligent women.”

The Baptist Press quoted C. Ben Mitchell a professor of moral philosophy at Union Univ. in Jackson, Tenn who said, “Israel has been wracked by bloodshed for centuries. It seems almost unimaginable that the state would now fund violence in the womb. We must add this to our prayer for the peace of Jerusalem.”

The Baptist Press also talked to Sandy Shoshani who leads Be’ad Chaim, a pro-life organization in Israel. She pleaded, “If you want to stand with Israel, then pray that we would stop our abortions. Write to our minister of health, write to our hospital directors. “I think that’s the way to go because the government doesn’t care at all, but the hospitals are getting money from Christians. They could be pushed. She goes on to say, “If you really love Israel, you want to stop abortion here, not support it.”

 

Israel’s Library of congress records that around 40,000 abortions take place in Israel yearly, with nearly half of them being illegal.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: abortion; alreadyposted; buzzfeed; israel; katenocera; prolife; randsconcerntrolls

1 posted on 01/11/2014 9:53:21 AM PST by NYer
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To: little jeremiah; narses; Coleus

Ping!


2 posted on 01/11/2014 9:53:44 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

I wonder if foreign aid to Israel could be cut off under the Hyde Amendment.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 9:56:39 AM PST by gscc
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To: NYer

This isn’t going to go well in God’s eyes.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 9:56:57 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: NYer
G-d will not be pleased with this policy.

5.56mm

5 posted on 01/11/2014 9:59:25 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: NYer

The liberals have really made life cheap. Hell, now it’s “FREE”. I know this is Israel but it still sickens me that another human being can be robbed of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”


6 posted on 01/11/2014 9:59:47 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: NYer

Do-it-yourself Holocaust.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 10:00:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: M Kehoe

I seem to remember something about sacrificing children to Molech in this region. What ever happened to those people?


8 posted on 01/11/2014 10:01:12 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: NYer

Israel, of all places. This really surpises me. I mean, they mention the Holocaust at every opportunity; and then they sanction this, a holocaust of the most innocent among them?

They should cease mentioning the Holocaust at all after this.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 10:04:20 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Since the Moslems living in Israel won’t likely avail themselves of this service might one consider this a suicide pact of sorts? Kill your Jewish children while your homegrown Muslim enemies procreate at high numbers. No demographic time bomb there.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 10:05:16 AM PST by redangus
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To: NYer

Good thing that Israeli baby is already born I guess.

11 posted on 01/11/2014 10:05:47 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: NYer
To those who were alive at the time (I was not), recall seeing the helicopters lifting off the roof of the embassy in South Vietnam as the whole thing finally came to an end?

I predict Israel will end in a similar way, albeit much bloodier. There will be fighting in the streets of Tel Aviv, bloody massacres and gas attacks across the country, total Islamic control over Jerusalem...And in the end PA flags flying over the government buildings. America will do nothing, the media will cheer, and I'm afraid I won't be overly put out over it. Not after this.

God will not be mocked.

12 posted on 01/11/2014 10:07:42 AM PST by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: NYer

Very sad.

The Arabs must be celebrating this “progressive thinking” on the part of the Jews.

Very sad, indeed.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 10:10:11 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Viennacon
Good afternoon.

I seem to remember something about sacrificing children to Molech in this region. What ever happened to those people?

The Babylonian exile.

5.56mm

14 posted on 01/11/2014 10:13:45 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: ought-six

If they keep this up, there won’t be any need for Palestinian terrorists or Iranian nuclear weapons after all.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 10:13:57 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: NYer

You have to remember that Muzzies and Leftist worship at the altar of Death and Destruction.

The more innocent the blood they take the better they feel.

It’s very much like the pagan cultures that sacrificed their children to Molech, some volcano god, or the gods the Maya worshiped.

A bunch of throwbacks if I ever did see.

I hope the rabbis take these murderers to task.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 10:15:30 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: NYer
The Orthodox Rabbis would say that the decision violates the Torah. I've heard their comments in Israel of a similar pro abortion decision.

The decision also is bad for Jews in that there aren't many Jews in the first place.

17 posted on 01/11/2014 10:15:46 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: NYer

For a country that is continually undermanned by its neighbors, this makes no sense.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 10:16:45 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: NYer

Israel is subject to the same “progressive pressures” that USA is, especially on matters like this. It is a miracle that Israel has maintained a fairly conservative rule against most abortions. That was basically consistent with Jewish religious law, which begins with an anti-abortion stance and only makes exceptions in individual cases (always to save the life of the mother, occasionally for extremely serious birth defects, etc.)
Whether 6000 abortions would still fall within this (basically) pro-life religious law, remains to be seen. Perhaps that is what they are trying to accomplish, especially since that number of abortions is nothing near the number that would occur if Israel adopted the American “abortion on demand” policy.

For more info on Jewish religious teachings re: abortion,
a good place to begin is: http://www.aish.com/ci/sam/48954946.html

(Keep in mind that some American Jews have largely abandoned their religious heritage in favor of a secularist approach to life. This is similar to may “liberal Protestants” and “cafeteria Catholics” in USA. Alas. But, the religious Jews continue to honor the Biblical, religious teachings... which are summarized fairly well in the above short article.)

For anyone wishing to help avert abortions in Israel, to actually do something tangibly positive instead of just typing commentary notes?.....this charity appears to have a very good reputation, check it out... (also a good example of what can be done anywhere in the world to help mothers keep their babies alive and avoid the abortion mills)...

http://www.efrat.org.il/english/

It may be worthwhile to observe that the Obama regime is sponsoring both abortion on demand type “services” and the homosexual “lifestyle” all around the world, (not just in USA), .....including in countries whose predominant cultures are extremely hostile to these things. (A lot of our tax money is spent promoting or providing these things... the first thing I’d like to see is a cut-off of tax money going to “Planned Parenthood”... just my 2 cents worth....).


19 posted on 01/11/2014 10:16:56 AM PST by faithhopecharity (now)
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To: NYer

If this were CA, calls for death and destruction of the state would soon follow...


20 posted on 01/11/2014 10:18:06 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ought-six

“Israel, of all places. This really surpises me. I mean, they mention the Holocaust at every opportunity; and then they sanction this, a holocaust of the most innocent among them?
They should cease mentioning the Holocaust at all after this.”

I don’t know if this number is accurate but around one billion unborn children have been murdered in the womb over the past 40 or so years. (I’m sure someone can correct me on this if I am stating an innaccurate number.)

Does that qualify as a Holocaust?

The internal Holocaust of the womb will bring about an external Holocaust on a scale not seen since the Flood.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 10:19:35 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: ClearCase_guy

:.. (


22 posted on 01/11/2014 10:19:55 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: prisoner6

And Freepers mock me when i say time and time again, they are not worth defending. We give them $$ aid, they turn into California of the Desert.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 10:22:55 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: NYer

Most Jews and abortions

The fruit of neglecting what they were specially given

What a shame

And self destructive morally......and practically


24 posted on 01/11/2014 10:25:34 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: NYer; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Completely undermines “L’Chaim”.

God does not sanction this.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 10:29:31 AM PST by onedoug
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To: NYer
The Jewish Chronicle Online describes this decision as one that showcases how progressive and forward-leaning the country’s political stance can be...

How utterly NON-Jewish, if you're talking religion, which these people clearly are not. If you are a faithful Jew, how could you support abortion, when you're waiting for the Messiah to be born? How can you know which unborn child is the Messiah, and why would you gamble that He would die as a result of this political decision?

26 posted on 01/11/2014 10:37:35 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: NYer

Expect the pregnancy and abortion rates to both skyrocket.

Many women get pregnant because of the ease with which they can get abortions. If they are both easy to get and “free”, there is no incentive to use contraceptives. And when you give a woman the message that her child is subhuman and it can be killed for convenience—you basically are telling that woman that *she* is worthless. We already see that wherever abortion is legal and common.

(I don’t mean “you” personally, I am using it as a non-specific pronoun.)


27 posted on 01/11/2014 10:50:18 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

It might end with a wimper. The Muzzies will take over Europe just by reproducing.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 10:52:59 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: max americana

perhaps America is not worth defending any more, either, since USA has a FAR FAR more “liberal” abortion policy (and has had it for several years, with millions of deaths inflicted)
than anything Israel has ever had, or is proposing now.

perhaps Europe is not worth defending anymore, for same reason.

perhaps... we should all just give up and quit? After all, mass scale abortion on demand is not the only grievous sin in America these days....

just my thought: I wish to continue the good fight...and I do admit just how difficult our situation is...and if the good Lord wants to say ENOUGH, He’d certainly be justified... but until He does....let’s all just keep trying to repair America first, and the world at large too yes of course, but for all of us here in USA let’s try to get our own house in order... we are in deep doo-doo..right here! Thanks


29 posted on 01/11/2014 10:53:44 AM PST by faithhopecharity (now)
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To: Viennacon

You are right, Viennacon. But how many times did the Lord punish His chosen people? They just refuse to learn and of course we are just as bad.
I have been thinking how there is little difference between an abortion or throwing our innocent babes into the fiery stomach of the idol Molech. The idol is different now, and is just self, but the result for the babies is just the same; a painful death.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 10:54:03 AM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: faithhopecharity

ps: There are an estimated 1,600,000 abortions every year in USA.

(!)


31 posted on 01/11/2014 10:59:37 AM PST by faithhopecharity (now)
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To: faithhopecharity

Well the U.S. population is probably 20x the population of Israel...So your numbers probably make sense...


32 posted on 01/11/2014 11:07:16 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NYer

Dr. Eli Schussheim, chairman of the pro-life group Efrat, compared the decision to theft, saying that by allocating funding for non-medically necessary abortions, the committee “is stealing… from sick people… and giving the money instead as a prize to 6,000 negligent women.”

That right there is the best statement EVER. With all the methods of birth control out there, a woman who becomes pregnant accidentally, unless raped, is negligent. And a dope.


33 posted on 01/11/2014 11:10:14 AM PST by alphadoggie
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To: NYer
Instead of free abortions, this would be quicker, if they REALLY want to commit suicide as a nation!


34 posted on 01/11/2014 11:13:19 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: NYer

Pre-immolate.


35 posted on 01/11/2014 11:21:45 AM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: SuziQ
The Jewish Chronicle is probably being honest.

Let's face it. Israel isn't "Jewish" in any religious sense. It's a secular nation with a European-style parliamentary government that just happens to be located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.

For what I can see, it seems that most Israeli's look upon their nation's "Jewish identity" as an excuse to maintain a de facto segregated society that wouldn't be tolerated in too many modern countries.

36 posted on 01/11/2014 11:43:46 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: NYer

Pure Evil has infected government everywhere. Won’t be long now,,,


37 posted on 01/11/2014 12:03:57 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: NYer

It sounds like Israel is now taking on the traits that nearly exterminated their people during WWII.

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/baha/nazis.html


38 posted on 01/11/2014 12:59:12 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: NYer

Al Qaeda has been offering to do this for years.


39 posted on 01/11/2014 2:14:26 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: NYer

Not free abortions, but rather baby killing paid for by the American taxpayer.


40 posted on 01/11/2014 2:48:12 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: NYer

Supporter of the law, Tel Aviv resident Adolf Hitlerberg said “ The lines at the Deli. Oy vey. We need another plague or Herod or something”.


41 posted on 01/11/2014 2:55:09 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: faithhopecharity

Yeah, yer’ right. My bad. It’s nice to have a Freeper knock some sense into me from time to time. Heck, I fire liberals because I enjoy it.


42 posted on 01/11/2014 3:29:05 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: gscc

Interesting idea.

If Israel has money to spend on free abortions, then it obviously doesn’t need our foreign aid any more.


43 posted on 01/11/2014 6:07:15 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Viennacon
And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord. (Leviticus 18:21)
44 posted on 01/11/2014 8:43:44 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Instead of free abortions, this would be quicker, if they REALLY want to commit suicide as a nation!

Apt and amazing .gif. Did you make that?

45 posted on 01/11/2014 8:44:43 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Do-it-yourself Holocaust.

ClearCase_guy, you said it.

46 posted on 01/11/2014 8:45:14 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

No. That’s been around on the internet for a number of years. In fact, I first saw it on FR.


47 posted on 01/11/2014 9:15:05 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Good one for a certain election. Or souls running from Christ.


48 posted on 01/12/2014 4:16:10 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

The wrath of God will be poured upon every nation that legalizes child sacrifice, not only Israel.


49 posted on 01/12/2014 4:38:58 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: scrabblehack

They will have political power but they will kill the Jews and then the Christians. I believe child sacrifice is abomination that causes desolation, the final straw that God cannot allow to continue, and then His wrath is poured out on the world.

When have Muslims ever done anything that ended in a whimper? More like a scream of terror before the larynx is severed.


50 posted on 01/12/2014 4:48:09 AM PST by huldah1776
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