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    Good news: Israel’s abortion rate is half of what it was 30 years ago

    Updated: December 27, 2018 at 8:50 am EST  See Comments

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    December 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Since 1977, abortion has been legal in the State of Israel under a set of supposedly strict conditions, and each abortion must be approved by a ghoulishly-named “termination committee.” According to the guidelines, an abortion can be procured if the woman is younger than the legal marriage age (which is 18 at present), or older than age 40; if the baby is conceived through rape, incest, or outside of marriage; if the baby has a birth defect; or if the committee decides that the woman’s life or health is at risk.

    Although these guidelines were intended to restrict abortion, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics noted that 99.3 percent of abortion requests were granted, with a miniscule 0.7 percent being rejected. Abortion on demand is technically illegal, but in practice these “termination committees” simply rubber stamp nearly every single abortion, regardless of the circumstances. As is so often the case, the category of “women’s health” is used as a loophole to ensure that abortion on demand is the reality even if it is not the rule. Women serving in the IDF get their abortions paid for by the Israeli government.

    Despite this sad state of affairs,

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