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Israel loosens protections for the unborn

Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz Associated Press/Photo by Maya Alleruzzo, file

Israel loosens protections for the unborn

Israel’s universal health system will no longer require women to appear before a special committee to get an abortion. The committee is not abolished, but now women can submit digital applications and will only stand for hearings in the rare case they are denied. A committee of Israeli parliament approved the regulatory changes after the country’s health minister denounced the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson.

What’s happening in the United States? In Tennessee, a federal court allowed a law to protect unborn babies after six weeks to take effect Tuesday. The measure is a placeholder until a trigger law takes effect at the end of July that would protect babies in almost all cases. Both laws make performing an abortion a felony requiring up to 15 years in prison. In Houston, a judge blocked enforcement of a statewide trigger law that would protect unborn babies in almost all cases.

Dig deeper: Read Andrew T. Walker’s article in WORLD Opinions on the worldview behind the Dobbs v. Jackson decision.

Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


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