• Abortion
    Abortion is normally not permitted, except:
    • To save the mother's life, or
    • Sometimes when necessary for the health of the mother (but that can also be her mental health--consult a rabbi), or
    • When a fetus cannot be born alive.
    Even Down's syndrome and other developmental or genetic problems may not be enough to justify abortion, but an expert rabbi should be consulted since this is a very complicated area.