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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 3, 2013/ 2 Tammuz, 5773

Women desreve better

By Kathryn Lopez




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "I think it's without question that pregnancy to a woman can completely disrupt her life."

In 1971, Sarah Weddington argued in front of the Supreme Court that pregnancy is a burden women ought to have the legal option to be freed from. In New York City today, the most recent numbers available show that two in five pregnancies end in abortion; the rate is 60 percent if the child in the womb happens to be black. Statewide they are lower, but still execrably high. In the midst of this abysmal culture of death, Weddington recently joined the Empire State's governor in insisting that abortion access be expanded there.

Which leads to a question -- do we, as a culture and as people, actually prefer abortion? Has the rhetoric shifted from "safe, legal and rare" to "safe, legal and frequent ... even expected"?

That sounds quite miserable. If we don't actively prefer abortion, it seems that we too often have come to accept that abortion is a necessary problem-solver, whatever the cost. We've come to ignore or simply erase life and its inherent dignity, its potential and endless possibilities for redemption.

Americans have deep empathy for a woman who finds herself in a difficult situation, and they want to know that she'll be safe. And so stories like the recent one in El Salvador, where a woman sought an abortion and wound up instead giving birth to a child who could not survive on her own, or the tragic tale of Savita Halappanavar, the Indian woman who died in Ireland, get international attention. Savita, it was claimed, died because she could not obtain an abortion. In truth, the investigation made clear, she died of an infection, and not because an abortion was not performed on her.

This verdict did not receive as much press as her death did, of course. All too often, we form opinions without knowing the facts of the matter.

What is never made clear is that being pro-life does not mean that a woman loses her right to life. It is an abortion regime that insists that there are not two patients in the equation: the mother and the unborn child.

In arguing for what would become the right to legal abortion, Weddington went on to say: "If the pregnancy would result in the birth of a deformed or defective child, she has no relief. Regardless of the circumstances of conception, whether it was because of rape, incest, whether she is extremely immature, she has no relief."

Marriage and babies can actually help mature us! Great sacrificial experiences build character and make heroes of everyday women and men. There's relief there, if we look for it. There is sacrifice but there is also joy. What is the purpose of our lives, anyway? With all our "progress" in medicating fertility, not only is it not foolproof, leading to heartache and tremendous expense, we still die, after all. Science, like life, has its limits. In facing our challenges, we can learn and live and love more fully.

Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life views Weddington's posture an unintentional betrayal of women. "As her arguments for abortion before the Supreme Court made clear, Weddington saw the discrimination and other injustices faced by pregnant women," Foster says. "But she did not demand that these injustices be remedied. Instead, she demanded for women the 'right' to submit to these injustices by destroying their pregnancies."

Weddington, and the feminist movement that has long embraced legal abortion, "discounted the strength of women to overcome obstacles, and the resolution of society to support mothers," Foster argues.

Supporting Andrew Cuomo's "Women's Equality Act," which, among other things, would allow non-doctors to perform abortions in the state, Weddington said: "New York was the state we looked to. Around the country, women always said, 'If you can, just make it to New York ...'"

Real leadership would march us out of this morass. Women deserve better than believing they have a right to escape pregnancy through murder. Women and men need support in embracing life in all its challenges and fruitful operations.

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