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Israel: reproduction and abortion: law and policy

Author: Ruth Levush; Law Library of Congress (U.S.). Global Legal Research Directorate,
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center, [2012]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English
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Israel has maintained a pro-natalist policy with regard to reproductive care. The State provides health care along the continuum from family planning services through childbirth. Much of reproductive care is funded by the government and through Health Funds. This report analyzes various factors that have impacted Israel's approach to reproductive care and discusses the governing law as well as the types and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Levush; Law Library of Congress (U.S.). Global Legal Research Directorate,
OCLC Number: 1002637741
Notes: "February 2012."
Description: 1 online resource (27 pages)
Contents: Executive Summary --
I. Introduction --
II. Current Laws and Regulations Regarding Reproductive Rights --
A. Prenatal Care Insurance Coverage --
B. In Vitro Fertilization and Ova Extraction for Personal Use --
1. Ova Extraction --
2. Use of Semen for In Vitro Fertilization --
C. Ova Donation --
1. General Principles --
2. Conditions for Extraction --
3. Conditions for Ova Allocation and Implantation --
4. Exceptions --
5. Compensation for Donors --
D. Surrogate Motherhood --
1. Surrogacy Agreements --
2. The Approval Committee --
3. Conditions for Approval of Surrogacy Agreements --
III. Regulation of Abortion and Penalties for Illegal Abortions --
A. Exemptions from Criminal Liability --
B. The Committee for Interruption of Pregnancies --
1. Composition --
2. Grounds for Approval of Abortions --
IV. Political Context to the Abortion Debate in Israel --
A. Statistical Data --
B. State Policy --
C. Political Debate on Abortion and Its Origins --
D. Religious Leaders --
E. Political Parties' Abortion Agenda --
V. Religious, Cultural, and Social Norms Regarding Reproductive Care --
A. Jewish Religion and Culture --
B. Impact of the Holocaust and Threats to State Survival --
VI. Medical Reproductive Care Providers and Barriers to Care --
VII. Government Funding for Reproductive Care --
A. Funding Policy for Reproductive Care --
B. Types of Public Funding of Reproductive Care --
1. Tests --
2. Fertility Treatments --
3. Genetic Testing --
4. Services During Pregnancy --
5. Interruption of Pregnancy --
C. Funding Amounts for Reproductive Care --
1. Fertility Treatments --
2. Pregnancy and Delivery --
3. Interruption of Pregnancy --
VIII. Women's Health Care and Reproductive Policy: The Stakeholders --
IX. Reproductive Policy Advocacy --
X. Impact of Neighboring Countries’ Laws and Policies on Israel's Reproductive Policies.
Responsibility: [prepared by Ruth Levush, Senior Foreign Law Specialist]
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Israel has maintained a pro-natalist policy with regard to reproductive care. The State provides health care along the continuum from family planning services through childbirth. Much of reproductive care is funded by the government and through Health Funds. This report analyzes various factors that have impacted Israel's approach to reproductive care and discusses the governing law as well as the types and amounts of government funding that are allocated for reproductive care.

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