Kristol Clear Judah-izm–5 rabbis sue state of Missouri over abortion bans on religious freedom grounds
ed note–before we jump into the particulars of the piece itself, let us first consider a few important protocols that every Gentile with a vested interest in his/her own survival needs to understand and call to mind over, and over, and OVER again, and particularly as it relates to the grisly business of legalized murder-for-hire in America otherwise known as abortion on demand.
First and foremost, it was not/is not just some ‘thing’ that ‘popped up’ organically from out of nowhere like a bolt of lightning or a tidal wave.
It–just like the wars in the Middle East that in the last 3 decades have led to the deaths of millions and the displacement/despoilment of even more–was the product of DELIBERATE and one might even say DIABOLICAL plans, machinations, and maneuverings on the part of a certain sub-stratum of humanity who–as part of their long-range geo-political/theo-political plans–acted as the main architects and builders in constructing this Luciferian altar upon which the lives of 70 MILLION yet-to-be-born children have been sacrificed to the deity which these terrorists worship, yahway.
Anyone who doubts this fact need do no more than engage in a lil’ research in finding out for themselves who some of the ‘luminaries’ were who moved heaven, hell, and everything in between in getting Roe vs Wade institutionalized as the ‘law of the land’ in America and who today–as the headlines are making Kristol clear since the release of the Dobbs decision overturning RvW–are again moving heaven, hell, and everything in between in making sure that this act of human sacrifice is not taken away from them by force of law, a ‘sacrament’ which they consider as intrinsic to the practice of their ‘faith’ as it was to the ancient Mayans, Aztecs and others who did likewise–
Five rabbis from multiple Jewish denominations are challenging the state’s ban on abortion in court citing violation of ‘freedom of religion’.
In a lawsuit filed Thursday in St. Louis Circuit Court, they charge that lawmakers acted according to their personal Christian religious beliefs and violated the separation of church and state protected by Missouri’s constitution.
‘I was really proud to have the opportunity to join in this lawsuit because I’ve seen the ways in which religious views are being enshrined into laws in Missouri and across the country,’ Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis and a prominent activist in the St. Louis area, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
‘That’s fundamentally dangerous, I think, for our democracy, for all citizens, but especially for our Jewish community,’ she added.
Jewish activists have been particularly active in contesting abortion restrictions imposed since the Supreme Court’s rollback of Roe v. Wade last year.
In Florida, a synagogue sued the state over its abortion law in June, arguing that the 15-week ban on abortion ‘prohibits Jewish women from practicing their faith free of government intrusion and this violates their religious freedom,’ and in September, three Jewish women were part of a lawsuit filed in Indiana claiming that the state’s ban on abortion violates the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
And in October, three Jewish women filed a lawsuit to block Kentucky’s abortion restrictions on religious freedom grounds, arguing that the law violates their ability to practice Jewish understandings of when life begins and impedes the possibility of in-vitro fertilization, which is also permissible by Jewish law.
In Missouri, the faith leaders partnered with the National Women’s Law Center and Americans United for Separation of Church and State in drafting their lawsuit. They are seeking to overturn a blanket ban on abortions except in the case of a medical emergency. The law, which was written in 2019 but went into effect after the Supreme Court ruling because of a ‘trigger’ provision, makes performing abortions a felony punishable by five to 15 years in prison and says providers can lose their medical licenses.
‘What the lawsuit says is that when you legislate your religious beliefs into law, you impose your beliefs on everyone else and force all of us to live by your own narrow beliefs,’ said Michelle Banker, the director of reproductive rights and health at the National Women’s Law Center and the lead attorney in the case. ‘And that hurts us. That denies our basic human rights.’
The lawsuit cites multiple specific instances of religious language used by the bill’s sponsors and supporters. The bill’s lead sponsor, for example, is quoted in the lawsuit as having said, ‘As a Catholic I do believe life begins at conception and that is built into our legislative findings.’
Jewish religious law and tradition does not include the same belief, which is one reason that Jewish activists have been heavily involved in resisting abortion restrictions. Picker Neiss, who trained in an Orthodox setting, is joined by three Reform rabbis and one nondenominational rabbi who work in Missouri synagogues: James Bennett, Susan Talve, Andrea Goldstein and Douglas Alpert.
After filing their suit Thursday morning in St. Louis, the Missouri plaintiffs held a press conference and then marched to the Civil Courts building.
‘It was really empowering to stand alongside so many people who all wanted to come together to say that religion doesn’t have any one answer to questions about abortion,’ Picker Neiss said. ‘There is no one religious view in America. And so I just felt so heartened and inspired to stand arm in arm with religious leaders from across the spectrum.’