While the potential life of a fetus is precious, Judaism permits abortion to protect the life and health of the mother. But what if a fetal defect does not endanger the mother’s immediate physical health? Does the fetus with a defect have a “right” to be born? Under what conditions might an abortion be permitted? Join Rabbi Grossman, author of “Partial Birth Abortion and When Life Begins,” and Dr. Jessica Bienstock, professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for a thoughtful exploration of Jewish law and ethics on this sensitive and timely subject.
Vatikim dinners for empty nesters, mature couples, and singles (held in the home of Rabbi Grossman and congregants) precede all Jewish View programs. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Beth Shalom office.