A Call to Concern: A Response

By David Novak

Eugene Borowitz, December 23, 1977

The author criticizes "A Call to Concern," a pro-choice Protestant and Jewish document advocating the public funding of abortions via Medicaid. The fact of Roe v. Wade as a legal reality need not constrain pro-life citizens from advocating a change in the law on moral grounds, the author argues. He further finds fault with the positions of the "Call to Concern" on both moral and logical grounds, questioning the document's seeming assumption that avoiding misery is a sine qua non, and questioning its logic with citation to Aristotle.

Topic: Halakha, Political Behavior, Jewish Law, Advocacy, Abortion, Law, Jewish Text, Social Issues, 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): 34-35

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Novak, David. A Call to Concern: A Response. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 23 December 1977: 34-35. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8923


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