“And the truth is that no pro-life person on earth would kill baby Hitler. Baby Hitler was a baby.”
“Honored and excited to be this year’s March For Life keynote speaker!”
The Orthodox Jewish view is not pro-life, but not at all pro-choice either, as current federal law governs abortion.
“Unborn Lives Matter” offends along similar lines.
Whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life, Roe v. Wade is unlikely to change with either candidate, writes Bethany Mandel.
As is obvious from my byline, I am a man. I’ve never had an abortion or been involved with a woman who had one. But as a 16-year-old kid growing up in Chicago, I helped arrange and implement an illegal abortion in a country where no constitutional right to an abortion then existed. A Supreme Court decision expected any day may decide whether young people today may soon have a similar experience.
The news from Israel that Ethiopian Jewish women were given birth control shots without their consent has attracted quite a storm of argument, disillusionment and shock — as has the news of the huge number of extra-legal “black market” abortions, both addressed recently at the Sisterhood.
Several years ago I saw the documentary film “The Last Abortion Clinic,” about the Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO) in Jackson, Mississippi. As the title indicates, JWHO is the last clinic in the state that provides abortions; it serves women from all over Mississippi, many of whom are low-income and have trouble paying for their medical care, to say nothing of arranging the transportation to make long journeys to the clinic. For someone like me, who grew up in a Midwest college town and had lived in Boston and New York, it was like watching a film set in a foreign land.
While abortion has been legal in Israel since 1977, a new investigation found a shocking number of illegal abortions are performed each year.