There is No Story Here
Publication Date: July 2009
Author(s): Bradley Hirschfield
Series: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Law (Halacha); Abortion; Public Policy; Media
Coverage: United States
In light of Joe Lieberman's consistently pro-choice voting record, the author was contacted by a reporter to specify whether or not being pro-choice is contradictory to Jewish Law. The author explained that while Jewish values respect the gift of life, they also respect the mother's life, and that the Jewish "view" on the issue is dependent on circumstance.