Introduction to Jewish and Catholic Bioethics: A Comparative Analysis

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Aaron Halevy, of Barcelona, Rabbi, 181n19
Abelson, Rabbi Kassel, 128, 137
causes, 136–43, 145
fetal status and, 125–35, 144, 148nn33,34, 149n38, 165, 168, 184n34
health threats and, 134–38, 142, 145, 151n59,218
immorality of “on demand,” 152n65
indirect/direct, 122, 132, 134, 142
permitted, 136–42, 149n38, 150nn44,46, 151nn52,59, 153n70, 225
prohibited, 121–24, 127–33, 139, 142, 149nn40,41, 151n52, 152n67,218
as saving mother's life, 123–26, 128, 132–35, 142, 150n44,46, 218
adoption, 165, 173–76, 186n49, 187n58, 188n65
adultery, 170–71, 176
advance directives, 93–97, 115n31
See also “Ethical and Religious Directives”
aggadah, 45–46, 58n7, 90–91
AID. See donor insemination Akiba, Rabbi, 7, 231
amniocentesis, 137
amputation, 102, 112n5, 118n65, 151n52
Antoninus of Florence, 122
Arba'ah Turim, 60n24
Aristotle, 67
Arras, John, 117n57
artificial insemination (AI). See in vitro fertilization (IVF)
Asher, Rabbi Jacob ben, 60n24
Ashley, Benedict M.
abortion prohibition, 132–33, 139, 152n67
autonomy, 14
biological teleology, 29–30
compassion, 7, 81n21
end-of-life treatment decisions, 102–3, 105, 108, 116n43, 118n60, 161–62
fetal status, 127, 129–30, 148n33
historicity, 28, 39n11
natural law, 38n5
purposefulness, 105, 108
quality of life, 119n73
assisted reproduction. See in vitro fertilization (IVF)
assisted suicide, 67, 71–72, 76–77, 81n21 See also euthanasia; suicide
asymmetry, 163, 170, 173–75, 187n57
Auerbach, Shlomo, 93, 188n59
Augustine, 16n9, 122, 221
authority, question of
in Catholicism, 33–37, 42n35, 43n46, 55, 61n35, 183n23, 194
euthanasia and, 65–69, 74–75, 77, 80n13
in Judaism, 51–56, 61nn31,32, 76, 188–89n65, 204–5, 228
obedience and, 35–36, 42n35, 43n42,46, 62n39
suicide and, 65–69, 74–75, 80nn2,3, 82n47
See also divine sovereignty
euthanasia and, 65–69, 72, 77
human dignity and, 52–53, 224–25, 233nl0
overemphasis on, 170, 224
religious liberty and, 12–14, 22nn51,52, 23n58
suicide and, 75
treatment refusal and, 75, 87–89, 95, 109–11, 118n64,225
See also divine sovereignty
Avanzini, Pietro, 123


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