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What is the Jewish Perspective on Abortion

The Jewish perspective on abortion is reasonably clear: abortion is permissable under a variety of circumstances. “The issue of abortion in Jewish life is both complex and multi-faceted, with roots going back to the Bible. Its complexity is due, in large measure, to the reluctance of Jewish legal authorities to establish a single principle by which to determine the morality of abortion,” wrote Rabbi Raymond A. Zwerin & Rabbi Richard J. Shapiro in an article published by the interfaith Religious Center for Reproductive Rights

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