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Is Abortion a Moral Issue?

There are some questions in life that don't have an absolute answer. This is one of them. Even the most objective person has blind spots when it comes to this issue and his or her passion far exceeds their rational mind. The problem is trying to answer the question on the human level when it needs a Divine reponse.


Why is a scientist writing about abortion and morality, especially a scientist who himself is flawed and has no right to judge anyone? Because sometimes in life when no one else is presenting the complete story in a fair and balanced way, it may be meant for you, meaning me, to be doing this. I do have some credibility. I have done Primal Therapy for 25 years and during my womb regression, I have brought to consciousness my survival of an abortion attempt on my life by my mother. After you read this article, I suggest that you pick up copies of my books, Divinely Inspired: Spiritual Awakening of a Soul and the Messiah Interviews: Belonging to God for details. It may seem like I’m plugging my books, and I am, but we need to start at the beginning if we want to understand abortion and morality.
        I know what you are thinking. Whose morality are we talking about? Man or God? Where is this beginning that this scientist is referring to? Well, it’s both human morality and Divine morality that I shall address and the beginning has to start with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Oh! He’s a Creationist. Wrong. I believe that God is the master scientist and that both Creation and Evolution fall under God’s domain. Okay let’s begin our story by walking down memory lane together. I can’t say stop me if you have any questions; however, you can contact me through my website which is listed at the bottom of the article.
        Yes, I promise that we shall get to Pro-Life and Pro-Choice. However, I did want to stress that the situation is complex and that you need to keep in mind that if God wanted every baby to survive in the womb, there would be no miscarriages. Therefore, it’s a decision of Pro-Life human beings, not God, that every baby should survive and not be aborted based upon God’s morality, as laid out in the Ten Commandments of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. The Sixth Commandment . “Do not commit murder.” I told you I’d be fair and balanced although it seems like I’m making the case for Pro-Choice. I’m not. I’m only pointing out both sides of the argument. After all, I should be Pro-Life based upon my own abortion attempt survival. If not for God being there with me in the womb, I wouldn’t be here today.
        In our biblical past, no one, not even Moses or Jesus, understood the Essence of God. Similarly, no one today does either. We shall only know God in the future Messianic Age, providing of course that God grants us admission based upon our moral choices. Einstein said that you cannot solve a problem at the level the problem was created. The abortion question was created at the human level but the solution to the problem must be found at the Divine level. It may not seem like there is a solution; however, Kaballah wisdom states that the solution is there before the question. Well at least we know there is a solution but we need to search for this solution at the Divine level. Is this possible? I think so but I’ll leave it up to you to judge after you have read this article. Now let’s return to the beginning in the Garden of Eden.
        In Christianity, the original sin was committed by Adam and Eve when they ate from the Tree of Knowledge of God and Evil. This sin was so powerful that Christians believe that they can be forgiven for their sins and this original sin of humankind only though Jesus who died for all mankind’s sins. Some in Judaism, including me, also believe in a suffering Jewish Messiah who suffers for the sins of humankind. However, I point out in the Messiah Interviews that this suffering servant will be part of King David’s lineage but may or may not be Jesus. Judaism also believes that humans can defeat sin in their lifetime through repentance and kind deeds. Which Messiah will we see at the End of Days? Christian or Jewish? God only knows, as the sages claim that God knew the Name of the Messiah even before Creation. We are obviously at an impasse with the Messiah, which God probably intended. Moreover, can we answer a more seemingly simple question? Was Adam and Eve eating the apple, or a biblical fruit like a fig, wrong from a moral point of view?
        Well since God is the source of Divine morality, this simple act might be considered a moral decision because Adam and Eve disobeyed their Creator. The fact that God used Satan as a serpent to carry out this act might suggest that we are dealing with “immorality.” The take home lesson is that you should never associate with evil beings since their bad qualities can rub off on you. Regardless of whether this was a moral act on Adam and Eve’s part, there is another message to be learned from the Garden of Eden besides God’s decision to begin man’s journey of struggle. God was trying to teach Adam and Eve about accountability. For their “sin,” Adam and Eve were expelled from the blissful life of the Garden of Eden and had to fend for themselves. Something also accompanied this expulsion.
        Within the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve only possessed a Divine soul, so much so that they paraded in the nude without shame. When they left the Garden of Eden, another soul, the animal soul entered their bodies. According to the wisdom of Orthodox Judaism, in particular the first Chabad Rebbe, Schneur Zalman, the animal soul is the seat of good and bad. If a person is a perpetual sinner, then the bad part of the animal soul takes over and goodness gradually disappears. If most good disappears, the person can become evil. In the extreme case where not a smidgeon of good is left, the individual can be considered demonic. We have all seen cases in our world history of demonic individuals. Of course, the opposite applies. We can go from good to righteous and in the extreme case, a tzaddik, like Moses or Jesus or Abraham. However, as Solomon said, “there is not a tzaddik on earth who hasn’t committed sin,” so nobody is perfect.
        Reading this article is not a moral decision. Intentionally hurting another innocent individual is. When we are faced with moral decisions in our daily lives, we have to make choices. When we choose right over wrong, our Divine souls get activated and the Light of the Divine soul passes to the good part of the animal soul. Good seeks out and finds good. When we choose wrong over right, we activate the bad part of our animal souls. We were also given two inclinations, the yetzer hara or evil inclination and the yetzer tov or good inclination. They are in constant battle with each other during in our lives. Further, the bad inclination allows us to rationalize our bad decisions and second guesses our choice for a good moral decision by often making us change our minds in the wrong direction toward the bad moral choice. God gave us all of this so that we would improve our moral character during our lifetime. The reward for doing so is the grand prize in life: admission into the Second Garden of Eden, the Messianic Age. You see, you now must read my book.
        In terms of human morality, we can pretty much do what we want as long as we act within the laws of our country. We need not follow the Ten Commandments. We can rationalize the commandments away with our evil inclination and our animal soul. Yet, man cannot disavow what God has commanded him to do. If he does, he does so at his own risk. And what’s the risk? It’s accountability to Divine morality. For all the moral decisions we make, we are accountable at the End of Days on Judgment Day. God is the keeper of the scorecard whether you choose to believe or disbelieve that God is Omnipresent (eternally- He was, He is and He will be), Omnipotent (all powerful), and Omniscient (all knowing).
        No human can know what you are thinking unless you tell them. You might speak the words and even seem to act sincerely in your heart, but you may be secretly insincere. You can fool humans but you can’t fool God. Even being religious won’t save you if you go through life with a dishonest heart. God sees into your heart and into the crevices of your mind. Not only will good people be rewarded in the End Times, but evil people will be resurrected to face their lot. All this has been promised in the Bible. You can choose to believe or not. God gave us free will to make the choices in life. We are supposed to choose wisely.
        Now let’s go back to the Abortion issue. Is it a moral choice? Nobody is going to like my answer and I fully expect to be ostracized by both Pro-Life and the Pro-Choice Groups. Yes and No is my answer. It all depends upon the truth and sincerity of what’s in your heart. What your true intention is in the crevices of your mind, but not necessarily as you see it. Rather, it will be as God sees it in you. They say that God can save you from the forces of nature but He allows free will for man’s actions against man. It’s ironic that our God given free will may not allow belief in God. Look at all the atheists and agnostics out there who haven’t been able to or choose not to make a leap of faith. Human intelligence is a most precious gift and you need to abandon your rational logical mind to have faith. However, once you jump over to the spiritual side, your intelligence can now stand equally alongside your faith.
        A woman aborting her baby could be construe d as man’s action against man. If she is continually flippant in her sex life, then what accountability is there if she gets an abortion to rid herself of her unwanted appendage. I believe that God will hold her accountable for her actions either in this life or the next. God acts measure for measure; yet, He also provided humankind the opportunity to atone through sincere repentance. But what if she is true of heart and gets pregnant by accident and just can’t give her unborn the promise of a good life filled with love and nurturing. Shouldn’t we cut her some slack and allow her to abort? In my humble soul, I am Pro-Life because I wouldn’t be here today without a miracle in my mother’s womb. However, an unwanted pregnancy, never mind a failed abortion attempt, leaves massive emotional destruction in its wake. Also, I believe that medical necessity, rape and incest should permit an abortion. This is despite the fact that I know from my own feelings that life begins in the womb. On the flip side, I’m against partial birth abortions because the abortion procedure itself is horrific on the fetus. I remember the terror I felt when my mother attempted her abortion. I survived but my twin did not.
        It has taken me twenty-five years of Primal Therapy to become whole again and I’m 67 now. Even if a mother shows love to the child in the after birth, which unfortunately I did not receive, there is a fetal imprint that never goes away and brings misery to your life. The Pro-Life argument of Adoption in a loving home is a good alternative choice, but the imprint haunts you and drives you in neurotic ways that you never dreamed of. Believe me. I know. It can be agonizing. I’ve gone through anxiety, panic, migraine headaches, neurosis, Bipolar Disorder, suicide attempts and more. For five years from 1995 and 2000, I needed to be on long term disability from the university.
        Well so what if the arguments I made are valid. Is there anybody in the Pro-Life or Pro-Choice movements able to rule objectively on a woman’s intent? The sages say that even the most objective people have blind spots where their own interests are concerned. Who will enforce such judgments? We don’t have the wisdom of a King Solomon to help us and the Messiah is not here as yet. And what will the punishments and accountability be? I’m afraid we are stuck with the premise of what’s written in the Messiah Interviews. We have to wait until judgment at the End of Days when we all will be held accountable by our Creator. For better or for worse, we have been given the gift of free will.

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