Jewish Bioethics Quiz


When Jewish thinkers consider issues like euthanasia, abortion, and organ donation, they articulate diverse positions on the relationship between Jewish law, Jewish ethics, and secular ethics. How much do you know about Jewish bioethics?

    Question 1 of 10:

    According to Jewish law, which of the following is true of abortion?

     Life begins at conception, so abortion is tantamount to murder
     Traditional Jewish law does not consider a fetus to be a human being
     If a woman's life is endangered by her pregnancy she still must have the baby
     Abortion is permissible under all circumstances; the rabbis did not claim ownership over women's bodies