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Helping Israel Choose Life – Providing Alternatives to Abortion in Israel

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December 7th, 2020
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A Beautiful New Life

We recently welcomed a new FIRM family member when our CEO Michael Mistretta with his wife Vanessa became parents to a baby boy. We praise God for this gift, because we know he was an answered prayer. 

While we celebrate the miracle of life, we also grieve the loss of the unborn across Israel. The nation has a deeply rooted respect for human life, as they would do anything to rescue their own citizens from any trouble. And yet, Israel is a country where abortion is staggeringly commonplace.

When Pregnancy is not Welcomed

The Committee for Termination of Pregnancy approves almost 20,000 abortions a year. That is about 98% of all requests for an abortion made in Israel. On top of that, it is estimated that an additional 20,000-30,000 abortions per year are done illegally.

These are overwhelming statistics. There are not words to express how much this breaks our hearts. Many young women in Israel do not even think of other options, because abortion has been so normalized and accepted here.

But let us share with you a glimmer of hope. There are followers of Jesus in this land who have dedicated their ministry to protecting both the mother and her unborn child. They are on a quest to stop abortion in Israel. 

Saying No to Abortion

We are thankful to partner with local ministries in Israel who have responded to this desperate need through the love of Yeshua. One of them is Be’ad Chaim that does the noble work of raising awareness on the sanctity of life from conception.

Be’ad Chaim provides care, counseling, and practical training for expecting mothers. All the while, they are protecting the unborn by educating these women that abortion is not their only option. 

Many Israeli mothers-to-be choose life thanks to the support of Sandy, director of Be’ad Chaim and other counselors. Then, the pro-life organization supplies their practical needs up to an entire year post-birth! 

Help Israel Choose Life

In 2020, we are standing right alongside believers in Israel in encouraging the body of Messiah to Rise Up! With your help, we want to sow into ministries like Be’ad Chaim to save lives.

Will you join our quest to stop abortion in Israel? 

This year you can help believers in Israel rise up and be a light in a dark season.

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Estera Wieja
Estera Wieja is a journalist, book author and public speaker, focused on the topics of Israel, Jewish history, and Judeo-Christian culture. Born and raised in Poland, Estera is a regular contributor to "Our Inspirations" magazine in Poland. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communications and Media from Azusa Pacific University (California, USA), and a Master degree in Journalism from University of Warsaw, Poland. Estera has lived in Jerusalem, Israel for several years before joining the staff at FIRM in 2018.
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