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The Jewish Life League is an organization created to reflect the traditional Jewish pro-life perspective on abortion.  Our fundamental purpose is to enlighten and inform our readers about the tragic consequences that have befallen women and our culture since Roe v. Wade was enacted into law.

The Jewish Life League maintains that life, both born and unborn, is sacred and worthy of protection.   We believe that the current so-called 'pro-choice' position of mainstream liberal Jewish organizations is deceptive and antithetical to the traditional teachings of our faith.  
 
The Jewish Life League will report on pro-life issues and news, the pro-choice agenda and will provide updates on current legislation surrounding abortion.  We will report on the dangers posed to women by the multi-billion dollar abortion industry.

The Jewish Life League will also provide updates on Planned Parenthood's business, including updates on the recent disclosures of the sale of aborted baby body parts.

The Jewish Life League has an 18 year history online.  The Founder established the first Jewish Pro-Life Organization on the Internet in 1999.  

Jews For Life, as it was known, pioneered the Jewish Pro-Life movement by providing the public with the truth about abortion from the point of view of traditional Judaism.   When Jews for Life was established, we were the first and only Jewish pro-life voice on the internet providing features, articles, education and resources.   Jews For Life remained an active, vibrant online presence until late 2007 when the Founder closed the site due to health reasons and financial constraints.

The Jewish Life League will take up where Jews For Life left off.   The Jewish Life League will promote its pro-life message through our articles, political commentaries, analysis of government policy as it pertains to abortion, as well as discussions, forums and contributions from other writers with similar viewpoints.


"He who saves one life saves the world entire."

Mishnah Sanhedrin, 4:5; Yerushalmi Talmud 4:9, Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 37a

Pro-Life Judaism


In ancient times, Judaism was the only religion that valued human life, and abortion is not part of the Jewish heritage.

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The Jewish Life League was born in 1999, as Jews For Life.   When we started out, the Internet was still new for most people.    There were no iPhones or social media platforms and internet access was strictly via dial-up.   While there were many websites and organizations covering abortion and related issues, there was not a single Jewish organization or voice online that examined abortion from the traditional Jewish perspective.    For many years, we posted articles of critical importance on issues such as abortion and euthanasia, and included current world affairs and cultural commentary.   We welcomed contributing writers and still do.    For article contributions from a pro-life perspective only, our e-mail is:  info@JewishLifeLeague.org.      
We intend to continue as before by reporting on all news about abortion.   There are numerous tragic incidents of women dying, or being seriously injured after undergoing abortions in sub-standard legal abortion mills.   Current news about Planned Parenthood and taxpayer funding of abortions will be included in our articles.  

We will not continue to cover world events unless they are directly related to the abortion industry and/or the topic of assisted suicide.   If there is  important election news, we will disclose which candidates are pro-life and which are pro-abortion.   The same holds true for U.S Supreme Court nominations, and nominations for the lower courts.  

Occasionally, we will cover local events and news stories that relate to life issues, and the injustice that prevails when Courts take away the rights of ordinary citizens.

In addition to abortion, we will include adoption resources and places pregnant women can contact for adoption referrals.   Since the 2016 election there has been a plethora of news coverage, and it is possible we may miss something important.   Don't hesitate to contact us if there is any information you are aware of that we did not cover.
The knowledge and exchange of ideas on the internet has changed the hearts and minds of a majority of people who once considered themselves "pro-choice."   Today, people know more about what really is going on in the abortion industry than in decades past and are becoming increasingly pro-life.   Videos such as David Daleidon's groundbreaking expose of Planned Parenthood and their illegal trafficking of baby body parts exploded on the internet, causing a media firestorm and public outcry.    People knew nothing about this barbaric practice, although these facts were known to pro-lifers as far back as the year 2000 when Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics did extensive research into the  baby harvesting industry.   Pro-life Videos published on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter bring the truth about abortion into focus.    Advances in neonatal technology has lowered the age of viability, and unborn babies are able to survive outside the womb at 24 weeks.    These facts - and many others - will be covered by The Jewish Life League as we report on the news. 
There has been a significant decline in the number of abortions since 1973.   According to the Guttmacher Institute, which receives its data directly from abortionists so is considered to be the most reliable, the number of abortions in the year 2014 was 926,190, dropping to below one million for the first time since 1973.   Abortions are decreasing nationwide and is down in almost every state, and abortion facilities are closing.   This is in large part due to the efforts of pro-life groups, changes in the public perception of abortion, and the fact that many abortionists are forced to shut down their businesses because they refuse to comply with even minimal health and safety standards required by state law.   
Absolutely.   In 2017 alone, 321,384 babies were murdered in Planned Parenthood clinics in the United States, much of it paid for with federal funding.

Moreover, according to Conservapedia's "Abortion statistics" page, there are some startling numbers that show the horror of what has happened over the past 45 years since Roe v. Wade.   Here are a selection of the list of abortion facts:

Nearly half of all African American babies are aborted.
There are approximately 42 million babies aborted annually worldwide.
More than half of all pregnancies in Russia are aborted.
Women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 37.4% of all abortions in the U.S.
Catholic women account for 31.3%.
Jewish women account for 1.3%
1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons.

For the remainder of the statistics visit:  Abortion Statistics on the Conservapedia.com website.


We are making many positive strides in promoting the pro-life message.   Abortion rates are at their lowest in decades.   Most Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.   Operation Rescue reports in an Abortion Clinic Survey that 81% of surgical abortion clinics have closed since 1991, and that 81 abortion clinics closed or reduced services in 2015.   A more recent Operation Rescue survey published in December 2017 reports that 45% of states had at least one abortion facility closing its doors.   In total, 49 abortion facilities - 35 surgical and 14 medication only clinics - closed or halted abortion services.  

Most clinic closings are due to serious health violations and unsanitary conditions.   Americans have seen David Daleidon’s videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the illegal sale of baby body parts. Most Americans are shocked and dismayed to see clinic personnel casually discussing the dismemberment of babies over lunch, and even joking about it.

Despite significant pro-life gains, Americans remain divided or present conflicted views about abortion.   A 2015 poll published on Breitbart.com shows that 60% of Americans believe abortion is morally wrong, and 84% of respondents that they would restrict abortion to the first trimester.   Yet, in 2014 a Pew Research Study poll, 53% of Americans stated that abortion should be legal in all or most cases and a Gallup poll showed similar results.   Disparities in polls and surveys need to be examined and explored in more detail.   Much of survey results can be skewed due to the way questions are asked.    
Our hope is with the young people.   The millennials today are becoming more and more pro-life.   This was evidenced by the huge turnout of young supporters at the 2018 March for Life on Washington.   It is inspiring and encouraging to see all the high school and college groups that showed up, and this is good news for the future of the pro-life movement.   While most millennials are liberal on other issues, when it comes to abortion they want to see significant restrictions.   This is a growing positive trend that is not covered by the mainstream media.   
We need to educate voters on why it is vitally important to choose strong, pro-life candidates with proven pro-life records.   It is easy to find out how candidates vote on abortion.   Live Action published an ultimate pro-life guide with details as to where the 2016 presidential candidates stood on abortion.   The National Right to Life Political Action Committee publishes the pro-life voting records of candidates in all 50 states.

Pro-life groups need to unite and stand behind the enactment of a Human Life Amendment that would guarantee equal rights and protection of the law to preborn children from conception to birth, and call for a reversal of the terrible Roe v. Wade decision that has cost so many babies their lives.   By the way, it is not only babies whose lives are being lost.   Women are being killed and injured by abortionists who are repeat offenders.   Most Americans are not even aware of the abortion deaths that go undocumented, and the laws passed to make abortion more risky for women.

In 2017, there were eight incidents where ambulances had to transport injured women from the  Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger abortion mill in New York City.   Operation Rescue reported 57 medical emergencies requiring ambulance transports in 2017, and 35 of those were at Planned Parenthood clinics.   Operation Rescue President Troy Newman states:

“This incident only adds to the bloody legacy of Margaret Sanger, the racist founder of Planned Parenthood, which is measured in dead babies, and maimed or dead women from predominately poor minority neighborhoods,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We have no idea how many of these eight women even survived their abortion injuries – and Planned Parenthood doesn’t want anyone to know, either. The shroud of secrecy they enjoy, with the help of state authorities, just serves to enable further abuses.”

Some pro-life groups and politicians support abortion restrictions, but will not stand behind a reversal of Roe v. Wade.   As an example, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) signed into law a ban on all abortions after 20 weeks.   However, Gov. Kasich vetoed a measure known as the "Heartbeat Bill" which would have banned abortion at six weeks, the time after which the fetal heartbeat is detected.    

America is in moral decline and the mainstream media is allied with the abortion industry, not reporting the truth about how Americans feel about abortion.    When polls show a majority of participants stating they are increasingly pro-life and would like to see abortion restrictions enacted, the mainstream media suppresses the results.   If we want real positive change, then pro-lifers need express clearly what being pro-life really means.   The humanity of preborn children is not up for debate.   Life is precious in all its ages and stages, from the moment of conception until natural death.   

Blog


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"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you."

Jeremiah 1:5

Pro-Life Resources


Pro-Life News:

Pro-Lifers Know Brett Kavanaugh Stands With Them, Because He’s Done It Before

Would Brett Kavanaugh Overturn Roe? Supreme Court pick’s record offers mixed clues 

7 facts about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Announces His Retirement

BREAKING: Supreme Court says pregnancy resource centers can’t be forced to advertise abortion

Trump: ‘Gotta Get Out and Vote’ to Secure Pro-Life Gains 


Judaism and Abortion:

America's Real Problem

Israel's abortion rate falls as birth control, traditional mores rise

Baruch Hashem for Jewish Babies!

‘You Murder the Children’: Rav Soloveitchik on Abortion

2 Top Orthodox Rabbis Score 'Blanket' Abortion Permission (NY Times, July 11, 1970)

Orthodox Rabbis Rebuke Jews Who Back Permissive Abortion (NY Times, Jan.28, 1976)

Chief Rabbis of Israel:  Abortion in Israel is “a real epidemic, as tens of thousands of Jewish souls are being lost each year”

American Jews - Not Just the Orthodox - Should Join Christians In Defending Religious Liberty

Abortion in Israel: Legal Until Birth

Don Feder:  The View From Sinai - A Jewish Perspective on Abortion

Jewish pro-life activist Medved says children are ‘a gift, not a choice’

Israeli Doctor Exposes Nazi Abortion Program


Abortion Facts and Statistics:

Facts and Figures Relating to the Frequency of Abortion in the United States


What Planned Parenthood Really Does:

NEW!  The Real Planned Parenthood: Leading the Culture of Death 2018 Edition - New!

Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood's coverup of child sex abuse - New!  

Abortions at Planned Parenthood Increase 142% Even Though Abortions Decline Nationwide

How Planned Parenthood’s first abortion center went from ‘pregnancy detection’ to abortion

Past Planned Parenthood president instrumental in pushing to decriminalize abortion

How Planned Parenthood Profits from Fetal Tissue “Donation”

Planned Parenthood’s latest ploy to promote youth abortions: VR technology


Abortion History:   

A brief history of the American pro-life movement

Abortion on Conservapedia

How many women really died from illegal abortion prior to Roe v. Wade?

How Cosmopolitan and the feminist movement became unlikely allies


Pro-Life articles:

Supreme Court Rejects Planned Parenthood Challenge to Arkansas Pro-Life Law That Could Close Two Abortion Clinics 

Iowa governor signs bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected

Thousands Gather for Record-Breaking London March for Life

Iowa legislature passes bill to ban all abortions after an unborn baby's heartbeat begins

Why pro-life feminism is more important now than ever

Mom of girl with Down syndrome: Mia is ‘a different kind of perfect’


The Dangers of Legal Abortion

Butcher of Bellevue Strikes Again, But This Time, Public Recording of the Abortion Emergency is Blank

Abortionist faces 15 years for killing woman in botched legal 26-week abortion

Abortionist on trial after woman bled to death from late-term abortion


Conservative Media:

Renew America

Newsmax

Conservative Review

World Net Daily

CNS News


Organizations


JEWISH AND PRO-LIFE:

Be'ad Chaim - Israel Pro-Life - Committee for the Rescue of Israel's Babies.   Offering help and new hope for women in crisis pregnancies by providing counseling, education, and practical provision. In this way we can help the men and women of Israel to choose LIFE.

C.R.I.B. - Efrat -  Its mission is to empower women to make an informed choice about the future of their pregnancy by providing them with personal counseling, prenatal medical consultation and postnatal family support.

Just One Life - Israeli organization offers expectant mothers a helping hand to guide them through the months of pregnancy and beyond.

In Shifra's Arms - In Shifra’s Arms is the only Jewish unplanned pregnancy organization in the United States.   Their mission is to help struggling pregnant women to build a positive future for themselves and their children.  They offer both counseling and practical resources throughout pregnancy and after birth as needed.

PRO-LIFE GROUPS:

The following pro-life groups and organizations offer valuable and current information, investigative reporting and resources on abortion and assisted suicide.   The Jewish Life League believes these are the top pro-life organizations on the web today.    They are listed in alphabetical order.  

Abort73.com -  An online resource designed to creatively and comprehensively educate students about the injustice of abortion, and provide them with simple tools to help pass that education along to others.

Americans United for Life-  The nation’s premier pro-life legal team, works through the law and legislative process to one end: Achieving comprehensive legal protection for human life from conception to natural death. The nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization holds the unique distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America— incorporated in 1971, before the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.

BlackGenocide.org - Exposing the origins of genocide and the current crisis of abortion in the African-American community.

Center for Bioethical Reform - Working to establish prenatal justice and the right to life for the unborn, the disabled, the infirm, the aged and all vulnerable peoples through education and the development of cutting edge educational resources.

Center for Medical Progress - Groundbreaking undercover investigation and videos exposing Planned Parenthood and their baby harvesting business.

Family Research Council Family Research Council recognizes and respects the inherent dignity of every human life from conception (whether by natural or artificial means) until death. FRC desires to help build a culture of life, holding that all human life is a gift to be treasured.  

Human Life International - HLI defends both the God-given life and dignity of all human persons from conception until natural death, and the natural family based on marriage—the  fundamental human institution defined by a lifetime union between one man and one woman that is open to life.

Life Dynamics -  Their mission is simple: to end legalized abortion in America and restore legal protection to the unborn. Life Dynamics have always striven to be the most innovative and the cutting edge of the pro-life movement.

Life Issues Institute - Founded in 1991 by J.C. Willke, MD, and Bradley Mattes, Life Issues Institute is a non-profit (501 c 3) international organization dedicated to changing hearts and minds of millions of people through pro-life education.

Life News - Independent news agency devoted to reporting news that affects the pro-life community. With a team of experienced journalists and bloggers, LifeNews.com reaches more than 750,000 pro-life advocates each week via our web site, email news reports, social networking outreach and weekday radio program.

Life Site News - Launched in September 1997, LifeSiteNews.com is a non-profit Internet service dedicated to issues of culture, life, and family.   LifeSiteNews Daily News reports and information pages are used by numerous organizations and publications, educators, professionals and political, religious and life and family organization leaders and grassroots people across North America and internationally.

LiveAction -  Leading pro-life platform founded by Lila Rose.  With the largest online presence in the pro-life movement, Live Action reaches millions of people each month with their eye-opening and life-saving content.

Maafa21.com - Eye-opening documentary film about the eugenics origins of abortion, and black genocide in America going back 150 years leading to birth control and abortion.

Operation Rescue - One of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Operation Rescue® recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become perhaps the most visible voice of the pro-life activist movement in America.

I REGRET MY ABORTION:

Hope After Abortion - Project Rachel program is intended to reach out to women experiencing grief from the loss of a child by abortion, and to offer them reconciliation and healing.

RachelsVineyard.org - Rachel's Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites around the world. Rachel’s Vineyard is a ministry of Priests for Life.

Silent No More - Silent No More Awareness is a Campaign whereby Christians make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men. The campaign seeks to expose and heal the secrecy and silence surrounding the emotional and physical pain of abortion.

PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS:

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation - The largest pro-life organization in Pennsylvania, their website offers a directory with a comprehensive list of pregnancy resource centers throughout numerous counties in the state.   They are listed in alphabetical order by county, and the telephone number.   Pennsylvania’s toll-free pregnancy help hotline 1-888-LIFE-AID.   National hotlines to call are 1-800-395-HELP or 1-800-712-HELP.  

ADOPTION:

The following groups provide adoption resources and help.

Birthright International - Birthright is unique and committed to offering free, non-judgmental help to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Birthright offers love, hope and support to each woman, to help her make a realistic plan for her future and the future of her unborn child.

Heartbeat International - Heartbeat International is the first network of pro-life pregnancy resource centers founded in the U.S. (1971),  and it is now the most expansive network in the world. Heartbeat has over 2,500 affiliated pregnancy help loctions including pregnancy help medical clinics (with ultrasound), resource centers, maternity homes, and adoption agencies in nearly 50 countries around the world to provide alternatives to abortion.

Jewish Children's Adoption Network - The Jewish Children's Adoption Network is the only Jewish adoption exchange in the Western hemisphere.  Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1990, it seeks to find appropriate adoptive homes for up to 100 children who are referred to it each year.   They are contacted on a regular basis by Rabbis, social workers, agencies, attorneys and birth families, who know of children in need of a home.  

National Council for Adoption -  Passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves to thrive in a nurturing, permanent family, National Council For Adoption’s mission is to meet the diverse needs of children, birth parents, adopted individuals, adoptive families, and all those touched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislative action, and collaboration.


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