A Call for Poor to Act on Conscience

By Eugene B. Borowitz

Eugene Borowitz, December 9, 1977

The author responds to Sid Z. Leiman's "Subsidized Abortion: Response to a Call", which appeared before this article in this issue of Sh'ma, and which criticized a document of which the author (Borowitz) was a co-signer. The document (and the author) advocates public funding of abortion, asserting that the "absolutist" pro-life position should not be underestimated, and should be opposed. Minority views are always respected in a democracy, the author notes, but they are not always heeded, and so the concerns of pro-lifers should not prevent the government from funding abortion. The author explains that he derives his pro-choice views from Jewish values and religious ideas.

Topic: Political Behavior, Advocacy, Abortion, Law, Social Issues, Politics, Values, Government

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.143

Page Number(s): 20-22

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Borowitz, Eugene B. A Call for Poor to Act on Conscience. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 9 December 1977: 20-22. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8916


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