Abortion in Jewish law


(Aish Hatorah Resources) — The traditional Jewish view does not fit conveniently into the major “camps” in the current debate.

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union) recently issued the following statement regarding the US Supreme Court’s potential overturning of Roe v Wade:

The Orthodox Union is unable to either mourn or celebrate the news reports of the U.S. Supreme Court’s likely overturning of Roe v Wade. We cannot support absolute bans on abortion at any time point in a pregnancy that would not allow access to abortion in lifesaving situations....

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