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Jack, i don’t think you read what I wrote. Your understanding of rabbi breitowitz is misleading and wrenched out of context. He clearly says that wanting halacha to be the law is the ideal, and that *some can argue*, that the practical issue of possibly letting a suicidal woman die from an abortion outweighs that gain.

He isn’t saying “don’t mix politics and halacha” in principle. He misspoke. I took the time to listen to the shiur; he is not saying that you’re entitled to believe one way politically absent halacha. He’s saying that halacha mandates the preservation of life of suicidal mothers. (Not everyone would agree to that, actually) and even then he doesn’t even agree that such a position is viable, just that such an argument can be made.