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Health care, abortion, and Israel

January 23, 2014

First, read Elyse talking about the abortion she wanted for Christmas.

Israel recently expanded its national health care. In addition to more public funding in areas such as cancer and diabetes, Israel now provides free abortion to almost any woman who desires it. Unlike the debate here in the US, religious objection to this more explicitly targets sexual behavior: it “is stealing.. from sick people.. and giving the money instead as a prize to 6,000 negligent women.” Perhaps that framing of the debate is influenced by traditional Jewish view on the fetus? But if you don’t get what’s still wrong with that, go back and read Elyse’s article.

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