Abortion and Reproductive Justice: A Jewish Perspective

Union for Reform Judaism - URJ

"A study by the Pew Research Center found that 83 percent of American Jews say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases. American Jews’ widespread support for permissive abortion laws finds grounding in Jewish tradition’s approach to pregnancy and its end. "

Rabbis Joshua R. S. Fixler and Emily Langowitz provide a short overview of the Jewish Perspective on abortion. The short article discusses source texts as well as how the Jewish view of abortion can be understood in terms of the American Constitution. This could be used as a discussion point or as framing for a deeper look into the texts mentioned in the article. 

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  • After School and Beyond
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Teen Engagement