The Churches' Response to Abortion

Roy J. Enquist

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1985

Issue: Gender across Generations (Vol. 5, No 4, Fall, 1985)

Troublesome, divisive, conflictive as the current debate regarding abortion has proven to be, it has also become an opportunity for the churches to be of service to their people and thus, inevitably, to society at large. The churches’ claim to possess moral wisdom is itself an act of courage, given the ethical confusions characteristic of modern society. But what is the character of that moral counsel? How does it serve us in the ongoing debate on abortion policy?

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