An interview with Sara Ronis on the rabbinic approach to human-like beings
As I read through your fascinating interview with Dr. Ronis, particularly the references concerning the nature of a fetus. In her comparison of a fetus to a woman's thigh as a part of her body rather than a separate complete entity, I recalled a section in Parshas Naso describing the ordeal of the bitter waters in the shaming and punishment imposed on a woman accused of adultery by her husband and the subsequent steps taken by the priest as a 'corrective' to her situation. Could the 'falling away of her thigh' after consuming the tainted waters (an abortifacent?)forced upon her have been an oblique reference to abortion?