The bioethical concept of life for life in judaism, catholicism, and islam: abortion when the mother's life is in danger. Political aspects of abortion access: conservative, reconstructionist and reform judaism are formally opposed to government regulation of abortion. A pew poll reveals that most mainline christian churches and many denominations believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases 4 major denominations support abortion and reform and conservative judaism, for example, all support abortion rights. Abortion of the diseased fetus in jewish law 117 a sizable collection of contemporary halachic responsa as reality compelled the generation's rabbinic leaders and talmudic masters. What is the jewish view on abortion jewish law permits and views abortion as necessary in some cases when the mother's life is at risk because of the unborn child, an abortion is obligatory. Abstract: prenatal testing that will benefit the health of the mother or fetus is permitted (and even encouraged) in jewish law testing to determine fetal problems for which the solution is termination of pregnancy is controversial, as abortion to prevent the birth of an ill fetus is generally.
I got into a discussion with a friend about jewish teaching on abortion i fall into the pro-life camp, my opinion has little to do with my jewish faith. There are basically three jewish texts dealing with the issue of abortion, namely exodus 21: 22-25, oholos 7:6, and r huna's response in the babylonian talmud. In judaism, views on abortion draw primarily upon the legal and ethical teachings of the hebrew bible, the talmud, the case-by-case decisions of responsa, and other rabbinic literature. Judaism and the justification of abortion: en: dcprovenance: digital citation created by the national reference center for bioethics literature at georgetown university for the bioethicsline database. Judaism does not forbid abortion, but does not permit abortion on demand this article looks at some of the circumstances in which it may be permitted.
Jewish law, abortion, and rape because of recent events in the news, people are asking me about the position of jewish law on the question of whether rape is warrant for an abortion the first thing to know is that, [. Chapter 44 the position of the attitudes of scholars from the various branches of judaism regarding permissible exceptions for abortion jewish law, while not specifically granting full personhood (nefesh) status to the preborn, nevertheless modified. Abortion: whose religious beliefs should prevail in judaism, abortion isnotconsidered murder, but that doesn't mean that its casual practice is condoned jewish halahkic law is highly nuanced and the three main branches of judaism each have their own interpretations. But the assertion that life begins at conception, the heart of the anti-abortion movement abortion and the jewish faith in 1975, the union of reform judaism.
Religious views on abortion abortion itself is not a religious issue the torah or jewish law forbids the taking of innocent life and stresses that human beings are made in the image of god maimonides, a twelfth century interpreter of jewish law declared.
Where major religious groups stand on abortion by david masci abortion is still a difficult, contentious and even unresolved issue for some religious groups similarly, in orthodox judaism there is disagreement among rabbis and scholars about the issue. As with any jewish law, there are rabbinic disagreements as to when abortion is permitted, but in general, abortion is permitted only when it is certain or highly probable that carrying the fetus to term or childbirth would constitute a direct threat to the life of the mother. Jewish miscarriage ritual judaism considers a fetus viable at 40 days but it is not considered to be a life until its head and shoulders pass through the birth canal into this world the survival of the mother takes priority over the baby until then and abortion is sanctioned in judaism. That different jews have disparate views is not news what is news is when most jews agree on a particular idea or approach and so it is with the curious consensus of jews on abortion. In contemporary orthodox judaism, abortions are not permitted unless there is a danger to the mother's life (source) the torah doesn't explicitly address abortion, but it does address the penalties associated with assaulting a pregnant woman if.