The abortion decision of a religiously conservative woman is not simple. This is a decision she will never be able to take back, so she will want to get it right.
For a woman raised in the uncompromisingly anti-abortion atmosphere of conservative Christianity and Catholicism, the number of churches that support abortion rights might be surprising: The Unitarian-Universalist Association, the Episcopal Church, Reformed Jews, Quakers, the United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism, and the Dalai Lama. There are “Catholics for Free Choice,” and “Evangelicals for Choice.” She might be interested in the pro-abortion book, Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White,” by the Evangelical pastor, Adam Hamilton, written after his mother told him she had had an abortion.
She might also find some anomalies within her own church. If she is a Baptist, for example, she will find contradictory dogma. The Sanctity Credo of the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention ignores the welfare of the mother and her other children in favor of the embryo:
Procreation is a gift from God, a precious trust reserved for marriage. At the moment of conception, a new being enters the universe, a human being, a being created in God’s image. This human being deserves our protection, whatever the circumstances of conception. Sbc.net/position papers
This information is taken from The History of Abortion published on Kindle Select.Tags: abortion decisions, morality and sex