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Episcopal Bishop Leslie Cadigan gives her reasons for supporting abortion

Episcopal Bishop George Leslie Cadigan: “It is at once the glory and the burden of each of us that we are called upon to make such difficult personal decisions according to our conscience. When we deny that liberty to any … Continue reading

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Abortion is pro-life, not violence, says pastor

“Because the fetus feels no pain, a function of the brain as yet undeveloped, and the woman acts under her own will and conscience, it is still not violence to a human being.… It is not enough to say that … Continue reading

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Saying women should abstain unless they want children is “violence” says minister

From pro-choice Methodist Minister John M Swomley: “There is also covert violence in the idea that women should not have sexual intercourse if they don’t want children. An act of sexual intercourse is not an implied contract to have children. While this … Continue reading

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Abortion justified by original sin?

Methodist minister John M Swomley who we’ve heard from before, disputes the belief that unborn babies are “innocent” and should not be killed: “The first claim is that society should protect innocent human life that is unable to protect itself. The term … Continue reading

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Methodist pastor: caring about the unborn is “idolatry”

“Opponents of abortion in America have attributed to fetal life a sacredness that is actually idolatry… Fetal idolatry denies a woman’s right to control her body, her life, her destiny, all of which must be sacrificed to an embryo or … Continue reading

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Minister: Planned Parenthood is doing “sacred work”

From Tom Davis , who is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and a chaplain and professor at Skidmore College: “I contend that Planned Parenthood is engaged in a form of sacred work, the work, that is, of … Continue reading

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The Virgin Mary: The First Pro-Choicer?

 “I was reminded of being with men and women from the Unitarian faith tradition last year as they celebrated Mary who by her assent, they believed, was one of the first women in the New Testament to express Choice.” Sister … Continue reading

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Rev: Pro-lifers make fetus “an idol”; should support abortion

Rev. Robert Buchanan: “The biblical tradition also acknowledges that we human beings find it difficult to restrain ourselves from making idols that represent the divine. One of the early stories of conflict in this regard is that of the Golden … Continue reading

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United Church of Christ minister: Planned Parenthood Does “Sacred Work” of “Love” and “Justice”

Tom Davis, who is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and a chaplain and professor at Skidmore College: “I contend that Planned Parenthood is engaged in a form of sacred work, the work, that is, of securing reproductive … Continue reading

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Pro-choice Pastor Roger Paynter on abortion and “God’s will”

Pro-choice Pastor Roger Paynter, in a sermon to his congregation: “… Abortion is not the automatic breaking of God’s will… In general, we should say that God is against the ending of all life, but that in some tragic circumstances, … Continue reading

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