Abortion and Its Alternatives

By Richard N. Levy

Eugene Borowitz, December 23, 1977

The author responds to Sid Z. Leiman's "Subsidized Abortion: Response to a Call", which also appeared in this issue of Sh'ma, and which argues against the public funding of abortions. The author argues with some of Leiman's logic, but takes aim mostly at Leiman's tone, which, the author argues, fails to demonstrate requisite compassion for poor women whose abortions the public would fund. The issue of abortion is complex, the author argues, and people on all sides of the issue should have sensitivity for both the potential life represented by the fetus and for the pregnant woman herself. Adoption should be considered a desirable outcome in unwanted pregnancies, he contends.

Topic: Political Behavior, Advocacy, Abortion, Adoption, Social Issues, Discourse and Dialogue, Politics, Values, Government

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

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.144

Page Number(s): 32-34

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Levy, Richard N. Abortion and Its Alternatives. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 23 December 1977: 32-34. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8919


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