Abortion: Moral Issues Beyond Legal Ones

By Seymour Siegel

Eugene Borowitz, December 9, 1977

The author argues against the public funding of abortion. Abortion is legal, he argues, but not everything legal is moral; private philanthropy can help poor women to pay for abortions, he contends. Abortion is killing a living being, the author asserts, even though that killing is legal and may sometimes be justified. The author states that he fails to see how a Jewish point of view can endorse the opposing position; God's law limits human freedom, he argues.

Topic: Halakha, Political Behavior, Jewish Law, Advocacy, Abortion, Law, Social Issues, Politics, Values, Government

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

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.143

Page Number(s): 22-25

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Siegel, Seymour. Abortion: Moral Issues Beyond Legal Ones. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 9 December 1977: 22-25. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=9129


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