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Why Abortion is a Religious Freedom Issue

posted on March 11, 2013

At Moment, Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches writes on why anti-abortion activists who identify with Judeo-Christian values actually get Jewish theology wrong. She notes that Jewish law does not consider the fetus to be a legal person, which has large consequences for disputes over abortion, as well as religious freedom. Posner writes, “Because abortion, and certainly contraception and fertility treatments, are permissible under Jewish law, banning them doesn’t promote ‘Judeo-Christian’ values; it tramples on free exercise of religion.”

Read at Moment