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by James Denison - 1/28/13 12:58 PM

In Reply to: Whether the fetuses were in their care.... by Josh K

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Bioethics/Abortion/Fetus_in_Jewish_Law.shtml

"An unborn fetus in Jewish law is not considered a person (Heb. nefesh, lit. "soul") until it has been born. The fetus is regarded as a part of the mother's body and not a separate being until it begins to egress from the womb during parturition (childbirth). In fact, until forty days after conception, the fertilized egg is considered as "mere fluid." These facts form the basis for the Jewish legal view on abortion."

Where Catholic and Jewish hospitals have merged, this has been a problem.