The theology of abortion

Sheler, J.L.
March 1992
U.S. News & World Report;3/9/92, Vol. 112 Issue 9, p54
Examines how both sides in the debate over abortion cite scripture to support their beliefs. The conflict of competing moral visions and of fundamental human rights; The Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Methodist Church in favor of abortion rights; Catholic, Southern Baptist and Mormon churches opposed to such rights; The silence on the issue of abortion in the Bible; First prohibition of abortion.


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