Let’s reopen the abortion debate. It’s not a woman’s rights issue.

Dear Israel,

Can we re-open the abortion debate? I read that in Israel, in 2016, 20,000 abortions were performed. At least half of them were performed illegally, beyond the health care system, and so are not counted as abortions for statistical purposes.

Let’s reopen the debate about this again. Terminating the life of a DNA-bearing life is not OK. That life does not belong to the mother but is its own person. It has its own DNA. Nobody should have the right to terminate an independent life form, not even the mother in whom it thrives.

Here is a plea that you can hear within the womb, if you listen with your heart:

“If my DNA is exactly the same as yours, then I am nothing more than a part of you, like a sixth toe; and you can remove me at will. Your body, your choice. If, however, my DNA proves that I am not you, that I am my own person and you are my mother, then you have no right to kill me. My Body, My Choice!“

Until now, the abortion right was based on the assumption that life began with birth; but now that we know life begins when an individual has its own DNA, we must make the adjustments to the laws to maintain a consistent morality. Since the fact is that life begins with an embodiment of DNA, the law must disallow abortion altogether except in extreme situations. Maybe we’d have ten abortions a year and not 20,000!

It’s important to establish that this is not a woman’s right issue; it’s a right to life issue. Who should be given the authority to destroy an embodied DNA? It’s not that the mother would be removing a piece of herself, she is removing an embodied DNA, a completely new human, different than herself. She does not have that right. Why would this not be murder, legally?

Most abortions are done because having a baby was unexpected. So, grow up and accept the consequence of your actions! That’s called maturity. Unless you were raped, nobody forced you to have sex. Why not be adult about it and adjust your life to accept responsibility for what you do? Why eliminate an independently viable human because it’s convenient for you? If you are the man responsible for co-creating this independently-viable human, you have no right to shirk your responsibility either. You cannot say, ‘Oops. Honey you have to destroy the mistake we made because there’s no way I want to be mature and accept my responsibility.’

Nothing reflects the moral decline of our country more than the number of children we eliminate before they have a chance to be great sons or daughters, incredible defenders of our country, brilliant professionals, world-class inventors, excellent mothers, father, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and so on. Look around you. How many people do you see who should not have been born?

Every life counts! Every life is important! Let’s declare that the abortion madness has run its course. Let’s become the first country in the world that loves life more than death. We accuse the Arabs of promoting a culture of death; but aren’t we doing even worse? We are choosing death for our children before we even give them a chance at life! Ever heard of the word, hypocrisy?

Maturity is better than narcissism. Grow up, mothers. Grow up, fathers. Begin the ultimate rebellion against the ways of the world by becoming responsible men and women and not narcissists.

That’s what I’d like to see.

From my heart to yours, my beloved Israel

About the Author
Describing their life as an adventure with God, Yeriel and his wife Gabrielah, met God while living far out in the wilderness of Alaska, then followed His leading to eventually go to Romania where they spent six years doing social work and helping the elderly Jews of the Falticeni/Suceava area before making aliyah. When they made aliyah they gave up their other citizenships, claiming Israel as their only home.