Volume III, No. 14 | Texas Heartbeat Act |
November 9, 2021 (5 Kislev 5782)
The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on the Texas Heartbeat Act
Greetings and Shalom!

Last week, hearings began at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding S.B. 8, the Texas Heartbeat Act.

Hopefully, the citizens of Texas will win their day in Court for unborn children and the law will stand. The pro-abortion media is already indicating that the Court may be "tilting" toward the abortion businesses. But the people of Texas are pro-life. A recent poll shows that 55% of Texans support the Heartbeat Law.

No matter what the Supreme Court decides, pro-lifers must not be discouraged. We must continue pro-life advocacy and not quit. Saving unborn children from abortion is always our priority. We do that through rallies, praying in front of abortion businesses, distributing pro-life materials to pregnant women and teens and informing women about their options at pregnancy resource centers and adoption.

In other words: Education.

Most important, we may not win the abortion battles immediately on the national front. Local grassroots activism works. Keep current on local abortion legislation in your city, know what bills are being introduced so you can attend meetings and write to your Council Members.

The audio recording of the Supreme Court hearing is linked below.

Public opinion is with the pro-lifers.

For all generations born and not yet born,

For life,

Bonnie Chernin
President, Jewish Life League
"The authentic Jewish pro-life message for everyone."
Rabbis Discuss the Right to Life in Judaism

Recently, there was a series of articles published on the Cross-Currents website that involved an online discussion and opinion exchange among three rabbis on whether Judaism is pro-life.

It began with an article by Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, Chairman of the Rabbinic Circle at the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV). His article provided a strong defense for Judaism as a pro-life religion. This brought a response from Rabbi Michael J. Broyde, Professor of Law at Emory University. He opposes the Texas Heartbeat Act and outlines (using a legal framework) a required religious exemption "in situations where termination of pregnancy is mandated by religious law."

Regular readers of the JLL Letter know where we stand on that position. Pro-abortion activists know that exemptions will do nothing to curtail abortion-on-demand, since most abortions are for convenience not religious reasons.

Rabbi Yaakov Menken, Managing Director at the CJV voiced strong support for the authentic and traditional Jewish pro-life position. His insightful and cynical reply regarding what that exemption would look like is spot on:

"One need not speculate what would happen if the law provided for a “religious exemption:” Reform activist rabbis would pass them out like candy at an auf ruf, and they would not be alone."

The rabbinical discussion is linked in the five articles below:

  1. Sorry, Liberal Jewish Leaders – Judaism Is Not Pro-Abortion
  2. Abortion and Religious Freedom: Even Agudath Israel Is Somewhat Pro-Choice
  3. Another pre-Yom Tov Response
  4. A Reply to Rabbi Yaakov Menken on Abortion
  5. Closing the Abortion Discussion
73 - Backward!
The National Council of Jewish Women - (or as we say "shrewish" women) are at it again. This time they are fighting the Texas Heartbeat Act and other states trying to enact pro-life laws. The NCJW is lining up pro-abortion rabbis as part of their launched campaign "73 Forward."

The problem is they continue to look BACKWARD when it comes to science that shows human development in the womb and proves unborn babies are fully human.

The video above of BABY OLIVIA tells the true and current story of life in the womb. It's real and it's today. Not 1973. Nixon is not president anymore.

Worse,the National Council of Jewish Women calls this a "Jewish" campaign. Perhaps they can find a commandment in the Torah that says: "Thou shalt abort thy children for choice."

We cannot.

Rabbis Speak Out For Life!
Judaism is Pro Life
Posted by Rabbi Alan Betsalel Friedlander
Essential Pro-Life Reading
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We hope you find the information on the Jewish Life League and our JLL Letter engaging and informative.

Thank you so much for your continued commitment and we welcome you as a Friend for Life.

For all generations born and not yet born,

Bonnie Chernin, President
Jewish Life League
Abortion Hurts. It's Time To Heal.
Tikvat Rachel Announcement
We began our Tikvat Rachel
Zoom meetings
on Thursday October 21.

The meetings are ongoing, held
every Thursday at 6:30 pm Eastern time.

If you are post-abortive and feeling grief or regret, you are welcome to join our group!

Please call now.
There is help, hope and support.

Contact Barbara at 347-566-7898 for more information.

Tikvat Rachel is a unique program developed specifically for Jewish women and men suffering with feelings of pain and loss from a previous abortion. We offer an ongoing teshuvah-based program that provides a safe, compassionate and confidential healing pathway so you can recover from the pain of a past abortion experience.

The meeting will be ongoing, every week. Contact Barbara at 347-566-7898 for more information.
Pregnancy Resource Centers Remain Open

In the midst of the COVID-19 national crisis, there are pregnancy centers that remain open. If you are pregnant and need help or know someone who is considering abortion, there are life-affirming options available. Please visit the following organization links:
We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas for our newsletter. We also welcome your feedback. We accept pro-life article submissions.