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Jewish Bioethics

Elliot N. Dorff

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199736065
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199736065.013.0020

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Jewish Bioethics

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This chapter begins with a discussion of fundamental convictions of Judaism that affect Jewish approaches to moral issues at the beginning of life, and then considers Jewish views about preventing pregnancy through contraception and abortion, and, conversely, assisting those with infertility problems. The analysis is also used to discuss embryonic stem cell research and genetic testing.

Keywords: Judaism; Jewish ethics; birth control; conception; abortion; infertility; stem cell research; genetic testing

Article.  8667 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Judaism and Jewish Studies ; Religious Studies ; Philosophy of Religion

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