A Synagogue in South Florida has recently filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida, seeking to decriminalize the killing of pre-born babies. this comes on the heels of the state’s new 15-week abortion ban, which the synagogue claims violate the “religious freedom” of Jews.
The L’Dor Va-Dor Congregation of Boynton Beach filed the complaint in Florida’s 2nd Circuit Court on June 10, which seeks to obstruct the enforcement of HR 5, which was signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 14 and goes into effect on July 1. The HR5 bill bans abortions by 15 weeks of pregnancy.
According to the filing by L’Dor Va-Dor, Jewish law sometimes requires an abortion; the new Act impedes Jews from practicing their religion:
“In Jewish law, abortion is required if necessary to protect the health, mental or physical well-being of the woman, or for many other reasons not permitted under the Act [HR 5]. As such, the Act prohibits Jewish women from practicing their faith free of government intrusion and thus violates their privacy rights and religious freedom.”
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit go on to assert that their congregants and others “who do not share the religious views reflected in the Act will suffer additional irreparable harm by having their religious freedom under the Florida Constitution violated.” Read more