The view that abortion is murder from conception has actually been the minority view in the Western church for most of Christian history. Perhaps acknowledging this complexity and diversity of thought will evoke a spirit of humility within us as we engage the issue today.
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“The Christian tradition has taken a generally negative view of abortion, but the moral basis and perceived implications of this negative view have varied greatly.” So begins philosophy professor Peter Millican’s entry on abortion in The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. This is, as we’ll see, an accurate summary.
Bottom Line Up Front: Abortion has generally been viewed negatively in Jewish history, but it has not always been regarded as murder without exception. In…
What does the Bible actually say about abortion. Probably not what you've been led to believe.
The “pro-life” and “pro-choice” labels are unnecessarily divisive and don’t accurately reflect most American’s beliefs about abortions.