A Critique of Bleich on Abortion

By Balfour Brickner

Eugene Borowitz, January 10, 1975

The view that the fetus is a person from the moment of conception and that to permit abortion under any circumstances is to commit murder is not in accord with Judaic teachings. Judaism permits abortion under certain conditions such as when a medical or psychiatric threat to the mother's life or health exists.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Abortion, Jewish Text, Health and Healing, Discourse and Dialogue, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.5/no.85

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Brickner, Balfour. A Critique of Bleich on Abortion. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 10 January 1975: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8804


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