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Back in June, the Patheos Public Square featured articles and related media on the issue of Abortion. We have grouped these articles into this Topic page, for your convenience.

Post Seperationist Anxiety

Post Seperationist Anxiety

By Winnifed Sullivan
Much of the buzz around President Obama's nominee to replace David Souter has to do with abortion.

 

Buddhism and Abortion

Buddhism and Abortion

By Damien Keown
The Buddhist belief in rebirth introduces a new dimension to the abortion debate.

 

A Mythical Land Called Common Ground

A Mythical Land Called "Common Ground"

By Kathryn Joyce
The fact that the FRC is audacious enough to suggest that blatantly antiabortion measures might now constitute the common ground is absurd.

 

An Interview with Wendy Wright

An Interview with Wendy Wright

By Nicole Greenfield
In Proverbs 24, it states that we should rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death. Don't stand back as they are led to the slaughter.

 

 

Catholic Perspectives on Abortion

 

Abortion from an Ethic of Compassion

Abortion from an Ethic of Compassion

By Cynthia Stewart
The Catholic Church teaches an ethic of life with regard to abortion. What happens when we apply an ethic of compassion?

 

Abortion and Human Rights: The Catholic Position

Abortion and Human Rights: The Catholic Position

By Angela Franks
When the Catholic Church opposes abortion, it is not out of misogyny. It is because the powerless must be protected in law.

 

 

Evangelical Perspectives on Abortion

 

A Person When Formed, not Born

A Person When Formed, not Born

By Scott Rae
We should not stop what God has started. The pro-abortion position is not compatible with that view.

 

A Chance Worth Fighting For

By Tim Dalrymple
Not knowing exactly when life begins is no reason to end it.

 

 

Jewish Perspectives on Abortion

 

Responsibility, not RightsResponsibility, not Rights
By Rabbi Laura Geller

Because Judaism requires abortion in certain instances, any legislation that prevents abortion, is a violation of the free exercise of religion.

 

Getting off the Bus

By Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Somehow, Jewish law sees the fetus as intermediate between a full human being and a legal non-entity.

 

 

Progressive Christian Perspectives on Abortion

 

Abortion: A Feminist and Social Critique

Abortion: A Feminist and Social Critique

By Heidi Gehman
Under the guise of valuing life, the sacralization of procreation turns out to be a disvaluing of women's power over their own bodies and their unique procreative power.

 

Politics or Faith? The Christian Tradition of Life

Politics or Faith? The Christian Tradition of Life

By Briane K. Turley
From the first century until the early 1960s, all of Christendom spoke with a unified voice on the sanctity of human life, and especially the value God places on our most vulnerable.

 

 

Mormon Perspective on Abortion

 

Good News for Mormons

Good News for Mormons

By Adam Greenwood
According to a Gallup poll, for the first time ever, a majority of Americans are pro-life -- a position shared by the LDS Church.

 

 

Muslim Perspectives on Abortion

 

Contraception and Abortion in Islam

Contraception and Abortion in Islam

By Daniel C. Magquire, Ph.D.
Islam's views on family planning are important for our planet since one out of every six people on this earth is a Muslim.

 

Family Planning and Abortion in Islam

Family Planning and Abortion in Islam

By Riffat Hassan, Ph.D.
Several Quranic and prophetic principles support family planning in Islam.

 

 

Pagan Perspectives on Abortion

 

Not the End

Not the End

By Cory Ellen Gatrall
In the controversy over abortion, it is surprisingly easy to forget about pregnancy.

 

A Voice for Choice

A Voice for Choice

By Tanya Mara
There is little room for choice in herd religions.