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December 26th 2012
The traditional Jewish view does not fit conveniently into the major "camps" in the current debate.
Despite doctors' dire warnings of a problematic pregnancy, a couple decides to go full term.
Is the destruction of preexisting pre-embryos permitted for stem cell research?
Is it permissible to abort some of the fetuses so that the others stand a reasonable chance of living?
The case of Siamese twins in England has doctors, judges and moralists perplexed. What does Judaism say about all this?