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Abortion in Jewish Religious Law
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Abortion is one of the most controversial moral issues of our culture. Possibly it is the only debate in which one side often speaks of the other as “murderers of innocent people,” whereas those labeled as “killers” regard themselves as protectors of human rights and of respect for personal autonomy. Abortion, th…

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Barilan, Y. Michael, “Abortion in Jewish Religious Law”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 14 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0001>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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