Put on your surprise face — rabbinical member of the not-so pro-life Pontifical Academy Of Life says abortion is Biblical in certain cases!

Monday, February 12, 2018
[He does not cite any chapter and verse from the Bible but only the hazy Jewish concept of  “rodef” from the Talmud (see below for more details).  The rabbi is one of a number of strange and dubiously pro-life members whom FrankenPope appointed to the “new and improved” Pontifical Academy for Life, which no longer requires its members to sign a declaration of fidelity to the Church’s pro-life teachings (see the LifeSiteNews item in the comment below for more details)! – AQ moderator Tom] 

We have covered for some time, Francis’ appointment of two Talmudic rabbis to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy Of Life and how this is an inversion of the academy’s original purpose. Francis said in an address to academy members,

“There is a real cultural revolution on the horizon of history at this time. The Church must, first and foremost, be part of it. In this perspective, it is essential to honestly recognize her weaknesses and shortcomings.”

We previously commented on this statement,

“Francis’ “real cultural revolution” is one which inculcates pewsitters into Noahidescompliant with Halakhic law, further processing them into followers of the demented rabbis. We encourage readers unfamiliar with this topic to read [update on the new member of the Pontifical Academy Of Life — Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, M.D.] It should set the reader straight as to what Francis meant when he said in his address that he wants a, “deepening of scientific, anthropological and ethical knowledge, and in service to life.” Francis, in reality, desires a future for the Novus Ordo filled with man-made superstitions, pedophilia, and rabbinic racial supremacy.”

Well, yesterday one of the rabbis that Francis appointed to the academy, Rabbi Fernando Szlajen, wrote an article published on infobaeAborto a demanda: el crimen como derecho, in which he explains that abortion is fine as long as it is committed under a particular set of circumstances, it’s also even Biblical!  Like the rabbi that he is, Szlajen talks out of both sides of his mouth.  He spends a good portion of the article wailing about unnecessary abortions and the evils of abortion but then gets to the rabbinic loophole for abortion and pins this squarely on the Bible.

“In only one case does the Bible demand an abortion, when the life of the conceptus [the embryo in utero] inexorably threatens that of its mother, resolving that as long as it has not been born, the woman’s life is prioritized because her life comes first.  In such a said case, typified under the law of rodef, ‘pursuer’, it prescribes to kill whoever with certainty and effectively threatens the life of another, even when he is not aware of it. In cases of anencephaly, irreversible degenerative or terminal pathologies where the conceptus will inevitably die, typified as tzarrej gadol, ‘great need’, for the loss, causing the siege and the oppression of the person, abortion is allowed with severe restrictions in time and form. Similar criteria apply to women, pregnant from rape, being that they are in serious psychophysical state.”

And there you have it dear reader, a slow step by step inculcation of rabbinic morals which will result one day into a full blown Noahide initiation.  The responsibility for this rests squarely on Francis’ shoulders.  Recall our previous posts where we demonstrate that Francis lies with regularity and often plays dumb to those whom he lies.  We expect nothing less than this if Francis is ever confronted on the matter.  Now returning to what Rabbi Szlajen wrote, no abortion isn’t Biblical it’s Talmudic.  If the rabbi had been truthful he would have explained as we have on this blog that the Talmud says all abortions are fine until the head of the baby leaves the uterus during birth because, “Before the baby is born, it is not considered a living soul, and it is therefore not subject to the halakhot (law) of murder.” (Koren Talmud Bavli: Sanhedrin Part Two, Jerusalem, 2017, p. 155.)  Further the rabbi would have told his readers that non-Jews do not possess the souls of men but of animals, in other words they do not have souls.

So the logical conclusion is that the two rabbis believe that abortion is acceptable for Jews as long as the head of the baby hasn’t left the uterus because that’s when the baby acquires its soul and for goyim or non-Jews abortion is okay any time because they don’t possess souls.  Any discussion contrary to this is just the rhetorical trick of pilpul which makes true rational discussion impossible — it’s a sideshow to make a dog chase its tail.  Dear reader, please educated yourself and others about these matters, make personal acts of reparation, and pray more fervently in order that those stuck in the rabbinic insane asylum may escape and learn that their Savior is Jesus the Christ.  Else the Novus Ordo church will continue down the perditious road it is on — resulting in the Vatican becoming a shtetl and the churches becoming synagogues.


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One comment on “Put on your surprise face — rabbinical member of the not-so pro-life Pontifical Academy Of Life says abortion is Biblical in certain cases!

  1. New Vatican Academy for Life member claims Bible calls for abortion in some cases of rape and disability

    Diane Montagna

    ROME, February 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A recently appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life has argued that scripture justifies abortion in cases of rape, or if the unborn child has serious disabilities, a position diametrically opposed to the teaching of the Catholic Church.

    In a predominantly pro-life article published in Spanish on InfoBae, on Feb. 11, Rabbi Dr. Fishel Szlajen denounced abortion on demand, describing it as a crime that has been turned into a right. “‘The right to decide what to do with one’s own body’” manipulates and intentionally obscures the fact that we are dealing with “two distinct humans,” he said.

    But Rabbi Szlajen also claimed there is one case when scripture calls for abortion.

    “In only one case does the Bible call for abortion: when the life of the conceptus [the unborn child] inexorably threatens that of its mother,” the rabbi said. He added that in such cases the life of the mother takes priority.

    Rabbi Szlajen based his argument on the Jewish law of the “rodef,” which he said allows people in certain circumstances to kill someone who is endangering the lives of others, “even when he is not aware of it.”

    Cases of anencephaly, irreversible degenerative pathologies, and terminal disease in which the conceptus will certainly die are examples of ‘tzorech gadol’ (grave necessity) where “abortion is permitted with severe restrictions in time and form.”

    Similar criteria would apply to pregnant women in cases of rape, when continuing the pregnancy would put them at “serious psychophysical risk,” Rabbi Szlajen added. “However, these cases are quantitatively insignificant compared to the 56 million annual induced abortions in the world, the majority of which are unwanted pregnancies because they conflict with personal, family or social interests,” he said.

    This latter argument was used to pass the Abortion Act 1967 in the UK.

    Some Jewish scholars have suggested that various public figures could qualify as rodfim. The most notorious example is that of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin who was assassinated in 1995 for concessions made to the Palestinian Authority in the Oslo Accord. The assassin, Yigal Amir, justified his actions partly on the basis of din rodef, under the assumption that making concessions to the Palestinian Authority would endanger Jewish lives.

    Rabbi Fernando Szlajen is from Argentina and serves as the director of the Department of Culture for the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, and a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Letters at the University of Buenos Aires.

    He was one of two rabbis appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy for Life in June 2017. It is the first time rabbis have been invited to be members of the academy.

    Not alone

    Rabbi Fishel Szlajen is not the only new member of the Pontifical Academy to believe abortion is permissible in certain circumstances. According to The Catholic Herald, Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, who was appointed to the academy in 2017, has said the unborn child has “no human status” before 40 days. After 40 days, he argues, an unborn child has “a certain status of a human being, not full status.”

    The only UK-based member of the academy, Anglican clergyman and moral theologian, Nigel Biggar, has also in the past supported legalized abortion up to 18 weeks.

    According to The Catholic Herald, Biggar said in 2011 it is “not clear that a human fetus is the same kind of thing as an adult or a mature human being, and therefore deserves quite the same treatment.”

    “It then becomes a question of where we draw the line, and there is no absolutely cogent reason for drawing it in one place over another,” he said.

    Biggar, who teaches moral and pastoral theology at the University of Oxford, said: “I would be inclined to draw the line for abortion at 18 weeks after conception, which is roughly about the earliest time when there is some evidence of brain activity, and therefore of consciousness.”

    A concerning pattern

    Rabbi Szlajen’s claim that scripture calls for abortion in certain cases is the latest in a pattern of public statements from new Vatican-appointed members of the Pontifical Academy for Life that are raising considerable concern.

    As LifeSiteNews first reported in early January, Italian moral theologian Fr. Maurizio Chiodi, has argued on the basis of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, that there are circumstances that not only allow but even “require” married couples to use artificial contraception.

    His comments were made on Dec. 14, 2017, in a public lecture sponsored by the department of moral theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

    In late January, the National Catholic Register also reported that another new member, German moral theologian Gerhard Höver, proposed in a reflection on Amoris Laetitia posted on the Academy’s website, that the term “intrinsically evil” is too restricting, as it fails to account for the complexity of different situations.

    Jesuit Father Alain Thomasset, also a new member of the academy since last year, has said he does not believe in the existence of the term.

    Founded in 1994 by St. John Paul II, the Pontifical Academy for Life is charged with defending and promoting “the value of human life and the dignity of the person.”

    In the past, new members had to sign a declaration of fidelity to the Church’s pro-life teachings, but new statutes implemented last year ended that requirement.

    In an interview last year with the National Catholic Register, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, offered reassurances that the new statutes “require a stronger commitment on the part of members to the Church’s pro-life teaching” and that they “promote and defend the principles of the value of life and the dignity of the person, interpreted in conformity with the magisterium of the Church.”

    But last summer the archbishop oversaw the selection of new members, including Rabbis Szlajen and Steinberg, Nigel Biggar, Prof. Höver, Fr Chiodi and Fr Thomasset, who clearly have differences with the Church’s teaching on marriage and family life.

    Asked if the academy’s leaders were aware of their views before they were selected, the spokesman told the Register “we knew” but added that it was important to provide them “space,” in continuity with “Pope Francis’ preference for dialogue and debate with those holding differing opinions.”

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