What is abortion? A convenience to society? A legal offense? Murder? We are not the first to face these questions. Abortion was a common practice 2,000 years ago. The young Christian church, growing up in influential centers of Greco-Roman culture, could not ignore the practice. How would church leaders define abortion? Michael J. Gorman examines Christian documents in their Greco-Roman context, concluding that Christians held a consistent position throughout the church’s first 400 years.
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Check out more on this subject from Gorman with Holy Abortion? A Theological Critique of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.