The Ecumenical Moloch
The Latest Assault on the Unborn in the Name of the World’s Religions
by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
In his introduction to Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions, the editor, Daniel Maguire, makes the startling claim that no one can take away a woman’s right to abortion without engaging in religious persecution: “To criminalize a right that is grounded in the world’s major religions is criminal itself. It is also a form of religious persecution.” Do the essays prove that a right to abortion is both sacred and grounded in the traditions of the world’s major religions? (I am focusing on abo . . .