19 2014

“Painful Choices: Fetal Defects and Abortion” with Dr. Jessica Bienstock

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Beth Shalom Congregration 8070 Harriett Tubman Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

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Judaism treats potential life as precious yet 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? Under what conditions might an abortion be permitted? Join Dr. Jessica Bienstock, professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Rabbi Susan Grossman, member of the Conservative movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, for a thoughtful exploration of Jewish law and ethics on this sensitive and timely subject. Refreshments will be served after services.