“Fierce Protests Against Infant Autopsy

Extremist Haredia block traffic and disturb the peace in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, following the decision to perform an autopsy on the body of an infant from a Haredi family, who drowned to death [1].
The background to the protests was the petition to the High Court of Justice, against the court’s decision to perform an autopsy on the four-week-old in order to find the cause of death. Because of the suspicions regarding the cause of death, the baby’s parents have been taken into custody.”

– Kikar HaShabat

0202 Editor’s Notes:
[1] Jewish Scripture proscribes the inflicting of any form of disgrace upon a corpse. In general, this includes the disfigurement of the body as a result of postmortem dissection (autopsy).

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