Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy (26 November 2017, 8 Kislev, 5778)
A million and a half Jewish children out of more than a total of six million Jews is the figure usually given. This was a calamity that harmed the Jewish People greatly. From a demographic point of view loss of Jews to assimilation has been much worse. So too, concerning abortion. In the State of Israel alone more children have been aborted than were killed in the Holocaust. The Jewish Religion is against abortion. Even those who are otherwise pro-abortion should realize that in many cases it is definitely not economically or socially justified but rather the result of psychological pressure that could be dealt with otherwise. Doctors have been also known to recommend abortion when there was a risk of impairment to the foetus that was not there, i.e. nothing was wrong.
ISRAEL HAS SECOND-LOWEST ABORTION RATE IN EUROPE, CONTINUES TO DROP
BY JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH MARCH 31, 2015 18:04
# Half of the legal abortions in 2013 were approved under the section of the law allowing termination of pregnancies from illegal relations or those outside matrimony, with 19% under the clause for danger to the women, 20% for a defective fetus and 10% because of the womanâ€™s age.
# The legal abortion rate in Israel is lower than in Western and Central Europe, even among young women up to the age of 20 and over 35. The legal abortion rate here (117) per 1,000 live births was the second lowest compared to Croatia (85.5), compared to 434 in Bulgaria.
15,000 illegal abortions performed in Israel each year, activists claim
By MARISSA NEWMAN3 January 2017, 5:24 pm6
Save the Jews: don't have an abortion
by NATHALIE ROTHSCHILD 21 JULY 2011
# Shoshani tells me that high abortion rates are a hindrance to achieving a Jewish majority in Israel. 'There have been two million abortions in Israel since 1948 [the year of the founding of the Israeli state]. Imagine how many more we'd be. We would have been able to populate the Golan Heights, the Negev.'