The United Nations Human Rights Council recently declared that abortions are a universal human right in a move that one rabbi sees as a reenactment of drowning Hebrew babies in Egypt. The nascent Sanhedrin reacted by ruling that this is a clear violation of the Noahide laws incumbent upon all humanity, warranting a hearing before the International Court of the Sanhedrin.
The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) recently drafted a resolution placing the life of the mother ahead of that of the unborn child.
“Although states parties may adopt measures designed to regulate voluntary terminations of pregnancy, such measures must not result in violation of the right to life of a pregnant woman or girl, or her other rights under the Covenant,” says the draft that passed before the committee last week.
The resolution went one step further, saying that countries should guarantee “safe, legal and effective” access to abortion. It also says that governments should guarantee “boys and girls access to a wide range of affordable contraceptive methods, and prevent the stigmatization of girls seeking abortion.”
Though the resolution will not be legally binding, a previous version read before the committee in July 2017 has already been used as the basis for lawsuits. Last year, the New York-headquartered Center for Reproductive Rights assisted an Irish woman in petitioning the UNHRC in a case against the Irish government. Siobhan Whelan sued the Irish government for travel costs and psychological treatment after she was forced to travel to England to have an abortion. The Irish government agreed to pay her roughly $34,000 after the UNHRC ruled that Whelan’s human rights were violated.
This was the second case in which the UNHRC ruled against the Irish government awarding complainants monetary compensation because of Ireland’s laws restricting abortions.
It is likely that the UNHRC under new leadership will become even more active in promoting abortion as a universal human right. Former two-term Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who was chosen to lead the committee in August, pushed through legalized abortion legislation in her country before leaving office despite challenges in Constitutional Court. Prior to Bachelet’s efforts, Chile had a total ban on abortion.
The new resolution from the UNHRC also establishes assisted suicide as a universal human right. The draft of the resolution calls on countries to allow medical professionals to provide treatment to “facilitate the termination of life of afflicted adults, such as those who are terminally ill, who experience severe physical or mental pain and suffering and who wish to die with dignity.”
Dr. Eli Schussheim, a highly regarded Israeli surgeon who is the director of EFRAT-C.R.I.B, an organization that assists pregnant women who want to give birth but can’t afford to keep their baby.
“There is a trend in the world today to make an ideal out of things that are bad for people,” Dr. Schussheim told Breaking Israel News. “As a doctor, it is my experience that abortions are not for the benefit of women. They harm women. I have not spoken with a single woman who did not deeply regret having an abortion. This is not a moral or religious issue.”
“Abortions cause harm to women as individuals as well as humanity as a whole. One of the major functions of governments and the entire basis for the UNHRC is to bring good to people and they are doing precisely the opposite.”
“The Torah holds human life above all. The entire world was created for our benefit, so we could live. The world has taken this highest values and put it at the very lowest point. This is not just a problem for religion. It is a problem for humanity which could destroy everything. People today are crazy. They will fight for the life of a tree, of a bug, a flower, fish, and dolphins. These things are important, but they have turned the destruction of human life into a moral imperative. What craziness to say that it is a good thing to kill a baby in the womb.”
Dr. Schussheim’s belief in this imperative has driven him in this work for the past 40 years, enabling him to save 72,000 babies from being aborted.
Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, believed that the UN move to promulgate these agendas was to be expected preceding the Messiah.
“Midrash (homiletic teachings) states that there will be a reenactment of the Exodus from Egypt just before the arrival of the Messiah from the House of David,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. “This love of abortions is a replay of Pharaoh throwing babies into the [River] Nile.”
Then Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, “Every boy that is born you shall throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.” Exodus 1:22
“People read the Bible today and think it can’t be true. It is exaggerated and what is written could never happen today,” Rabbi Berger said. “But the situation today is twice as bad as it was in Egypt. Pharaoh only killed the male babies.”
“Pharaoh thought he was a god, master of life and death,” Rabbi Berger said. “There is only one God. Every parent knows where his child came from. Only God can give life and only God should take it away.”
Rabbi Hillel Weiss, the spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, reacted strongly to the pro-abortion/pro-suicide move by the UNHRC.
“This is simply horrifying. Abortions and assisted suicides are both explicitly against the Noahide Law which prohibits the spilling of blood,” Rabbi Weiss told Breaking Israel News. “These values they call human rights have only one possible outcome: the destruction of humanity.”
“Any official body that adopts these laws will be brought to justice in the international court of the Sanhedrin.”
“The origins of the United Nations was rooted in the Biblical concept of 70 nations,” Weiss said. “In their very beginnings they related to this by establishing the State of Israel. But when they turned their back on Jerusalem, they rejected their Biblical ideals and lost their mandate. They have become a forum for political plots that oppose holiness, purity, humanity, and the Bible This is how Sodom was built up.”
The Sanhedrin is working with the leaders of several nations to establish a new international body based in Jerusalem on Biblical values that will replace the UN.