AOC Claims Abortion is a Religious Sacrament – Do You Still Think These People Aren’t Demonic? by Micaiah Bilger for Life News
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed this week that her “Jewish brothers and sisters” believe killing unborn babies in abortions is a religious sacrament “according to their faith.”
The New York Democrat brought up Judaism in a rant against the overturning of Roe v. Wade on social media. Ocasio-Cortez is not Jewish herself, but she claimed to know the faith when she asserted that state abortion bans are based on “fundamentalist Christian” beliefs.
“Our Jewish brothers and sisters are able to have an abortion according to their faith,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
She attacked pro-life laws as “authoritarian” and “theocratic,” claiming they violate the beliefs of other religions that support the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
But Ocasio-Cortez forgot – or chose to ignore – that the pro-life movement is full of people of many different faiths and no faith. Pro-lifers of many religions unite in the belief that babies in the womb are valuable human beings who deserve to be protected.
What’s more, David Harsanyi, a senior editor at The Federalist, said AOC’s claims appear to rely on a fringe “cosmic” Jewish teaching that calls for an “all-inclusive, universal and rational approach” to religion.
Members of the “cosmic” Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor recently filed a lawsuit claiming the 15-week abortion ban in Florida violates their religious freedom. A group of Jewish women in Kentucky also filed a lawsuit against the state abortion ban there, arguing that it is based on a “Christian understanding” of the value of human life, Harsanyi said.
However, other Jewish leaders teach that human life is valuable from conception, or that abortions should be at least limited. As an example, Harsanyi pointed to a statement from the Orthodox Union in response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling in June: