Israel and the U.S. share common ground in an area that usually isn't talked about: the millions of babies aborted by each country.
Sandy Shoshani is a Messianic Jew and national director of Be'ad Chaim, a pro-life pregnancy center in Israel. During a recent interview on Urban Family Talk, she explained that abortion is just a way of life in Israel – and the government pays for it. She explained, in one example, that a female Israeli soldier who becomes pregnant can obtain two free abortions while in the military.
"I know a lot of people have visited Israel and thought we were the Holy Land, and in a sense we are the Holy Land because God has appointed us to live in our nation, brought us back after 2,000 years. So we are holy unto Him," she shared. "But [most of] the people of Israel as a people, like any other people, ... are secular, and abortion is pretty much a non-issue in Israel today."
In fact that nation's law says a baby isn't considered a human being until the head emerges and the umbilical cord is cut. According to Shoshani, there's an additional question of sin.
"The responsibility of that sin is on that individual and, I believe, on her partner," she stated. "But when a nation is paying for the abortions, the responsibility of those abortions is also ... on the hands of the nation, not only on the individual woman."
Approximately two million babies have been aborted in Israel since the 1940s. In America, about 60 million babies have been aborted. Both nations bear the burden of that sin.