I was once approached by a man when I was out on the sidewalk witnessing for life who told me that Judaism accepts abortion.
I was skeptical and asked numerous questions of him but was unable to ascertain just how he was so certain of his conclusion.
Just recently Rabbi Yaakov Menken mentioned in an article in Newsweek (as reported by LifeNews) that Judaism is “unambiguously” and “emphatically” pro-life.
The rabbi made his public statement in an attempt to counter false statements made by the National Council of Jewish Women that Judaism permits abortions.
Clearly the man I was speaking with was not as well informed as he thought.
Now, with the rabbi’s statement, we are better informed for when this argument is employed in the future.