Michelle Oberman was awarded a $5000 Hackworth Grant by Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics to support her project “In Solomon’s Court: An Examination of the Nature and Function of Israel’s Abortion Committees.” This research studies the nature and function of Israel’s Pregnancy Termination Committees both as an examination of how a limited abortion ban actually works, and also as a way of alerting those on all sides of the abortion war to the limited extent to which abortion’s legal status affects abortion rates. The funds for this grant will permit a research trip in order to understand how women in minority populations within and outside Israel gain proper access abortion, both culturally and legally.