December 25, 2008
Health Ministry report shows 55% of abortions result of incest, out of wedlock conception and pregnancies conceived under illegal circumstances Meital Yasur-Beit Or
Despite the Israeli obsession with having “the perfect baby”, studies show a fear of birth defects is not the leading cause for abortion in Israel.
Over 50% of terminated pregnancies are a result of out-of-wedlock conception, incest or conception under illegal circumstances (such as rape, statutory rape), a Health Ministry report published on Tuesday stated.
The rate of abortions prompted by fetal defects remained steady since the mid 1990s, and between the years 2000 to 2007 a 4% drop in the number of women terminating pregnancies for this reason has been recorded.
The report covered 19,500 cases of abortion that took place in Israel in 2007. Data showed that 55% of abortions were a result of incest, illegal relations or out-of-wedlock conception.
A health risk to the mother and physical defects to the fetus were equally significant reasons for abortion, with each constituting the grounds for 18% of pregnancy terminations.
The mother’s age, either below 17 or above 40, was a factor in less than a tenth of abortions in 2007.
Over half of the abortions (58%) were performed in the period up to the seventh week of pregnancy. A third took place between the eighth and twelfth week, and a tenth of terminations were carried out past the thirteenth week of pregnancy, after the first trimester had ended.
40% of abortions performed in private hospitals Termination of more advanced pregnancies was rare in 2007, with 245 abortions after the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy being approved, making up about 1% of all abortions.
Forty percent of abortions were performed in private medical centers. Only 10 abortions took place in private ultra-Orthodox hospitals in 2007, due to defects that endangered the fetus or the mother.
About one quarter of pregnancy terminations in Israel were performed using the “abortion pill” Mifepristone, taken in the early stages of pregnancy, up to week seven.
In 2007, 20,900 women appealed to pregnancy termination committees in hospitals throughout Israel, and 19,544 requests for abortion were granted.
Last year’s overall abortion rate was the lowest in Israel since the early 1990s, and the Israeli abortion rate is, after Greece, the lowest of all European Union nations, with a rate of 133.8 for every thousand births, compared to the EU’s average of 246 per 1,000 births.
The above article can be found at :‘Forbidden relations’ leading cause of abortion in Israel
Historical abortion statistics for Israel
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 25 October 2008
The Talmud on children and other retailed topics
Yebamoth 98a. Non-Jewish Children Sub-Human, All Gentile children are animals.
Gittin 70a . The Rabbis taught: “On coming from a privy (outdoor toilet) a man should not have sexual intercourse till he has waited long enough to walk half a mile, because the demon of the privy is with him for that time; if he does, his children will be epileptic .”
Sanhedrin 55b . A Jew may marry a three year old girl (specifically, three years “and a day” old).
Sanhedrin 54b . A Jew may have sex with a child as long as the child is less than nine years old.
Kethuboth 11b . “When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing.”
Yebamoth 59b . A woman who had intercourse with a beast is eligible to marry a Jewish priest. A woman who has sex with a demon is also eligible to marry a Jewish priest.
Abodah Zarah 17a. States that there is not a whore in the world that Rabbi Eleazar has not had sex with.
Hagigah 27a . States that no rabbi can ever go to hell.
Baba Mezia 59b. A rabbi debates God and defeats Him. God admits the rabbi won the debate.
The Holy Quran
(6:140)”Losers are those who killed their children foolishly, due to their lack of knowledge, and prohibited what God has provided for them, falsely ascribing it to God. They have gone astray, they are not guided.”
[6:151] “Say, “Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: You shall not set up idols besides Him. You shall honor your parents. You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty – we provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill any (Nafs) person – GOD has made life sacred – except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand.”
(17:31)”You shall not kill your children due to fear of poverty. We provide for them, as well as for you. Killing them is a gross offense”