Israeli High Court rejects petition to ban abortion after 24 weeks

The High Court of Justice flatly rejects a petition to ban abortions after the 24th week of pregnancy.

“Pregnancy is an occurrence of much importance and many consequences in a woman’s life. Gauging the risks involved in pregnancy and in terminating one is a professional (medical and psychological) one of the first order and decided, according to the law, by a professional committee made up of medical specialists and a social worker,” the court writes.

“As such, setting up any artificial limit or test, as the plaintiffs ask, is not only arbitrary but clearly against the clear intent of the law,” the court says.


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