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Rabbinical Alliance Flays Abortion Bill As Reprehensible. Immoral

The Rabbinical Alliance issued a scathing denunciation today of the abortion law adopted by the Knesset Monday. In its statement, the Alliance, which claims to represent a cross section of 500 Orthodox rabbis in the United States and Canada, termed the Knesset action “irresponsible, reprehensible and highly immoral. It is an overt act of violence directed against Israel’s best national interest.”

Continuing the Alliance statement said: “It grieves us no end when we realize that this new law will do us more damage than all the efforts of the combined Arab nations…The immoral, casual manner in which 40,000 to 70,000 fetuses are destroyed each year (in Israel) staggers the imagination…It seems cynical and sac religious that the Jewish State with only three million Jews should now lead the way and show a complete disregard for human life.”

The Alliance urged the American Jewish community “to let their voices be heard by sending telegrams and letters of protest to the Israeli government requesting that this bill be rescinded.”

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