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Lot #    26879
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 11:03:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Anti-abortion poster
Title (Hebrew)    היה לא תהיה
Author    [Polemic - Community - Unrecorded - Women]
City    [Israel]
Publisher    מועצת גדולי התורה של אגו'י
Publication Date    1970's
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Poster, 610:450 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
   Anti abortion poster issued by the מועצת גדולי התורה של אגו"י led by R. Moses Feinstein. R. Moses Feinstein adopted a particularly strict approach. In his view, abortion would only be permitted if the doctors determined that there was a high probability that the mother would die were the pregnancy to be continued. Where the mother's life is not endangered, but the abortion is required for reasons of her health, or where the fetus suffers from Tay-Sachs disease, or Down's syndrome, abortion is prohibited, the prohibition being equal in severity to the prohibition of homicide. This is the case even if bringing the child into the world will cause intense suffering and distress, to both the newborn and his parents. According to R. Feinstein, the prohibition on abortion also applies where the pregnancy was the result of forbidden sexual relations, which would result in the birth of a mamzer.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
Other:    Women
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Posters:    Checked