Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 2,000 rabbis in matters of American public policy, last week welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court decision reversing Roe v. Wade. The organization made the following statement:
Judaism regards all human life as sacred, including when a fetus is yet to be born. Jewish law permits abortion only in truly extraordinary circumstances. This does not describe the situation in America today, where the overwhelming majority of abortions are done as an elective procedure.
The dialog needs to change: if everything is a human right, then, in the end, nothing remains worthy of special protection. We must return to a society that cherishes human rights, and human life.