Medical Halachah: Aiding an Abortion

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Jan 21, 2018
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1 hr 30 min 7 sec
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

References: Arachin: 7a Sanhedrin: 84b Sanhedrin: 57b 

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Overview of (1) The sources in chumash, mishnah and gemara which complicate the picture of how halachah views fetal life; (2) The possible explanations of why one may not take the life of a fetus; (3) The different views regarding justifications for taking the life of a fetus, and at what points during pregnancy one may do so; (4) application to four questions: (a) Aborting to avoid Tay Sachs; (b) Aborting to avoid severe post-partum depression; (c) Use of the "Plan B" pill; (d) Providing anesthesia during an abortion. NOT intended as any form of psak.

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