The closest we come to a biblical abortion case, Ex. 21:22-25, teaches that the fetus and mother are not equal, nor are they accorded the same legal status. The mother’s life ALWAYS takes precedence and that has been the normative Jewish view ever since. From a Jewish lens, abortion is not about murder or reproductive rights; it is about compassion, justice, and the physical/psychological welfare of the pregnant woman (or girl). Regardless of one’s religious or political leanings, whether or not to terminate a pregnancy ought to be made without the involvement, interference or intervention of the State. This is a matter between a woman, her minister, family, and God.