Are Denominational Positions on Abortion Changing?
The last decade has seen a resurgence of interest in the abortion question. The passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (including its successful review by the Supreme Court in Gonzalez v. Carhart) and the public discussions of the gruesome nature of this type of abortion have raised society’s consciousness on the issue and have renewed a national discussion on the sanctity of human life.
The high incidence of abortion in the United States, with an estimated 1.2 million being performed every year, has also raised concerns as to the wisdom of our current national policy of abortion availability with few restrictions. Even many social moderates have begun to q . . .