Tuesday, 16 August 2011

KSA 184:11 Halachic Insights on Abortion

For RC's the Ubbar's life always takes precedence
For Feminists, the Mom's life always takes precedence

Black and White

Halachah has a more nuanced view - pithily summarized by Kitzur SA 184:11 [following SA Ch"M 425:2]

It seems it's all based upon hazzakah.

Until Birth, the Ubbar has no Hezkat Hayyim, therefore the Mom's life would always takes precedence
After Birth - namely when the head emerges - it's "even Steven" and we actively attack neither

And this is the "Nature of the World" - Seems a Natural to me.


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