The Pew Research Center has put out a study of what position various religious bodies take on abortion. We learn that the churches that take the strongest pro-life stance are the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist, Assemblies of God, and African Methodist.
Among other religions, the Mormons and Hindus are strongly pro-life. Muslims, Buddhists, and Orthodox Jews have no position on the subject!
Some churches, such as Orthodox Christians, don’t seem to be represented in the study. Other groups either support abortion with limits or support virtually all abortions. See what they are after the jump.
What is it about these various traditions that would lead them to take the positions that they do?