You and the foobot are backdelaing you butts off trying to get around what pasturtized bubba said is the "real" Jewish position.<quoted text>
I'm going to make an attempt of explaining this to you, in the hopes that you still have a neuron, or two, active in your brain.
It's interesting how you take the word of an atheist (no pun intended Bobby) to prove your theism and your bigotry towards Jews and Judaism.
Bobby's interpretation, while not entirely incorrect, leaves out a very important qualifying word (again, no disrespect to you Bobby); MAY.
Every person with an iota of knowledge of the English language knows that what a person "may," or "may not" do, isn't a testament to what can, or cannot be done, or to what is mandated, or is not mandated. Judaism teaches that while the unborn's life, as potential human life, is valuable and it "may not" be terminated "casually," the life of the unborn does not have as much value as a life in existence. As such, it isn't superior to the life of the mother.
Bobby's post expressly states that Judaism does not forbid abortion.
And here is where the meaning of "may" hits the nail on the head; a woman "may" terminate her pregnancy by way of abortion, if on her own she determines that the abortion isn't being done as a "casual" way of controlling birth. Two examples of abortion being "casually" would be if a promiscuous single Jewish woman engaged in unprotected sex, got pregnant and didn't want to carry the pregnancy to term because she wanted to continue having sex with multiple partners, or if a woman had committed adultery and ended up pregnant from her adulterous affair and wanted an abortion so her husband would not find out about the affair. In both cases neither could have an abortion, under the caveat that Judaism does not forbid either from having an abortion.
Contrary to Catholicism, Judaism does not forbid birth control. In fact, the preferred form of birth control in Judaism, is the birth control pill. Judaism does, however, limit the type of birth control that can be used. Judaism teaches that any form of birth control that either destroys the man's "seed" or blocks its passage, is forbidden for the purpose of birth control. As such, with regard to birth control alone, condoms, diaphragms, and the like, are not permitted by Jewish law. However, many believe that if a man is infected with HIV or HSV II (and having an active outbreak of it) and is married, he "may" not abstain from sex. In the interest of preventing a spread of the infection, he can use a condom to have sex with his wife. Since Judaism teaches that sex is the woman's right and not the man's right, a man cannot deprive his wife of sex, if she asks for it. The opposite of this (if the woman was the one infected with HIV or HSV II and is having an active outbreak) is also true.
To surmise, Judaism does not forbid abortion and only restricts it so that it is not used as a "casual" means of avoiding carrying a pregnancy to term.
Hopefully you'll be in a better position to understand the meaning behind Bobby's post. In the alternative, you're welcome to do your own research on Judaism, if you believe I'm incorrect.
You are kizzing his azz hoping he will come on and bail you put.
Gotta love it.