The church fathers’ refusal to ordain women priests or to sanction the use of contraception suggests that contempt for women drives the draconian abortion doctrine they’d like to put into law across the globe.
The Jewish moral imperative of pikuach nefesh – saving a life – makes safeguarding reproductive rights a vital Jewish moral value.
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Schaeffer’s latest book, Sex, Mom, & God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics—and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway (Da Capo Press), continues to dissect fundamentalist belief systems.
Where is the word of God on abortion?
It is a fact that abortion is not mentioned in the Bible.
Truly religious pro lifers can never change.
The Catholic church ex-communicated a nun for authorizing a life-saving abortion at a Catholic hospital. Now, all pregnant women in the care of Catholic hospitals are at risk.
All federally funded hospitals are obligated under the law to provide appropriate emergency care. So why are Catholic hospitals getting away with refusing abortions to women who could die without one?
The Protestant Churches of England new Christmas promotion poster goes back in time 2000 years (with portable ultrasound machine) and peeks into the womb of Mary to show Jesus as a fetus, complete with halo.