30 Jan

"But there is another reason to forbid abortion, based on the Gemara which says, “A Jew who does not procreate is as if he has shed blood.” If this is said in reference to someone who merely refrains from procreation ... how much more so in regard to someone who does an action that minimizes the possibility for the growth and development of even a single Jewish life. It is beyond question that this is the meaning of the Tosafot, which states that it is forbidden for a Jew to perform feticide."

Rabbi Ben-Zion Meir Hai Uziel, Mishpetei Uziel IV, Choshen Mishpat 46

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