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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (LSN) – A pro-abortion letter in support of President Clinton’s veto of legislation banning partial birth abortion indicates a sharp divide among American Jewish leaders over the legitimacy of infanticide. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that a letter signed by 700 Jewish rabbis was delivered to the US Senate this week in support of the President’s position. It was apparently a response to a letter from 70 U.S. rabbis which stated unequivocally that Jewish law prohibits partial birth abortion: “once the head of the baby emerges, or the majority of the baby’s body emerges,” it declared,  “the child is considered a person equal to the mother and cannot be aborted, even to save the mother’s life.”

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