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date: 30 October 2020

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This chapter begins with a discussion of fundamental convictions of Judaism that affect Jewish approaches to moral issues at the beginning of life, and then considers Jewish views about preventing pregnancy through contraception and abortion, and, conversely, assisting those with infertility problems. The analysis is also used to discuss embryonic stem cell research and genetic testing.

Keywords: Judaism, Jewish ethics, birth control, conception, abortion, infertility, stem cell research, genetic testing

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