Judaism's View on Abortion Essay

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Judaism's View on Abortion

There are many different views on abortion and rabbis have given their opinions over the centuries. The Bible asserts that G-d created all things, but the issue of abortion depends on when life begins in the womb.

Read Exodus 21 verses 22 - 23. What does this passage tell us about the mother's life and the unborn child's rights? ===================================================================

The passage states that when a mother has a miscarriage due to someone fighting then the offender has to pay a fine, but if the woman is injured then it's life for life. The mother's life is valuable as the Jewish tradition passes through her.

Judaism has very
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Medical experiments are allowed when they will benefit the patient, untried or uncertain cures may be used if safe treatment has failed to stop certain death. Jews can't volunteer and if there's no serious risk to the life and health.

Would euthanasia be allowed in Judaism? =======================================

No, it's not permitted in Jewish laws.

How do Jewish people view passive euthanasia? =============================================

Some, but not all, Jews agree with passive euthanasia.

REFERENCES FROM THE JEWISH SCRIPTURE ------------------------------------

Genesis chapter 1 verse 27 ==========================

G-d created Man in His own image and He created male and female so that the world could be populated.

Genesis chapter 2 verse 18 - 25 ===============================

A reminder at the end of this section that when a man marries he should leave his family and be united with his wife.

Deuteronomy chapter 24 verse 1 - 4 ==================================

The Jewish scriptures do not record when divorce first began. This passage neither institutes divorce nor forbids it, but it does state 2 things:

· The man divorcing his wife must give her a written statement intended to protect her.

· A divorced woman who remarries

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