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The Western Wall is the foundation stones of the western wall of the last temple of Jerusalem, today a place of prayer. Moreover, in comparison to the 93% total of Jews who support legalized abortion in all or most cases, the only other group surveyed that showed clear majority support for legalized abortion was white mainline Protestants (59%). Follow him on Twitter at @NoahRFeldman.) To contact the writer of this article: Noah Feldman at noah_feldman@harvard.edu.

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