Sunday, May 8, 2022

Jews oppose abortion

"Rabbinical opinion on the issue of abortion in Judaism includes that of the supreme halakhic authority in modern times, Rav Moshe Feinstein, who stated, “Not only are Jews prohibited from having an abortion, but they are prohibited from assisting non-Jews from having an abortion, too. According to halacha, abortion is prohibited for non-Jews; it’s actually a capital crime. A Jewish doctor may not perform an abortion even if it would result in antipathy towards Jews.” (Igros Moshe, Choshen Mishpat 2:73:8). In responsum 69, Rav Moshe not only categorizes abortion as bloodshed; he unequivocally warns against relying on an erroneous heter (decision) for aborting babies with physical abnormalities."

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