"The result of human procreation, from the first moment of its existence, must be guaranteed that unconditional respect which is morally due to the human being in his or her totality and unity as body and spirit."

Pope John Paul II: The Gospel of Life



Declaration on Procured Abortion Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

On Combatting Abortion and Euthanasia John Paul II

Teachings of the Magisterium on Abortion

Abortion National Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage

Faithful For Life Bishops' Pro-Life Activities Committee

What's Wrong with Abortion New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Civil Law and the Right to Life Irish Catholic Bishops Conference

The Obligations of Catholics and the Rights of Unborn Children Bishop John J. Myers of Peoria, IL

For the Love of Life Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., of Fall River, MA

ELCA Abortion Statement Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Moral and Spiritual Issues Raised by the Practice of Abortion Reformed Church in America


A Response to Amnesty International's Abortion Policy in Light of Mulieris Dignitatem Jane F. Adolphe

An Effort to Articulate a Catholic Realist Approach to Abortion Susan J. Stabile

Evolutionary Ethics and the Natural Moral Law: A Test Case with Abortion Glenn Siniscalchi

Viability and the Law Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life

Modesty and Moralism: Justice, Prudence, and Abortion - A Reply to Skeel and Stuntz John M. Breen

John Courtney Murray and the Abortion Debate Susan J. Stabile

Unraveling the Seamless Garment: Loose Threads in Pro-Life Progressivism Susan Frelich Appleton

The Consistent Ethic of Life: A Proposal for Improving Its Legislative Grasp Helen M. Alvare

Hindu Ethics on the Moral Question of Abortion Edward Omar Moad

Abortion, Bishops, Eucharist, and Politicians: A Question of Communion Gregory C. Sisk and Charles J. Reid, Jr., pages 259-262, 275-287

Notes from the Underground: A Rabbinic Resister Reflects on the Era When Abortion Was a Crime in America Simeon J. Maslin

Pro-Life, Anti-Death Penalty? James R. Kelly and Christopher Kudlac

Abortion as a Sacramental Moment? The Misguided Morality of 'The Cider House Rules' Paul W. McNellis

The Pro-Life, Pro-Choice Debate: Confronting Real Differences with Respect -- and Hope Marianne Arbogast

Buddhism and the Morality of Abortion Michael G. Barnhart

Delayed Hominization (2): A Rejoinder to Thomas Shannon Mark Johnson

Abortion: Whose Values? Whose Rights? Helen Alvare, Marie C. Wilson, and Naomi Wolf, with response by Ellen Judith Reich

John Salvi, Abortion Clinic Violence, and Catholic Right Conspiracism Chip Berlet

Delayed Hominization: A Response to Mark Johnson Thomas A. Shannon

Delayed Hominization, Reflections on Some Recent Catholic Claims for Delayed Hominization Mark Johnson

Individuality, Personal Identity, and the Moral Status of the Preembryo: A Response to Mark Johnson Jean Porter

The Doctrinal Weight of Evangelium Vitae Francis A. Sullivan

Moral Methodology and Pastoral Responsiveness: The Case of Abortion and the Care of Children Todd David Whitmore

The Embryo and the Fetus: New Moral Contexts Lisa Sowle Cahill

Abortion and Creation: A Response for Communities of Faith Ned Wisnefske

Abortion Theologically Understood Stanley Hauerwas

Buddhism and Abortion: A Western Approach James Hughes

Genesis and Abortion: An Exegetical Test of a Biblical Warrant in Ethics William Kurz

The Churches' Response to Abortion Roy J. Enquist

Medicaid and Abortion Richard A. McCormick

Abortion and the Duty to Preserve Life John R. Connery

Reflections from the Old Testament on Abortion Bruce K. Waltke

Abortion and the Incarnation Graham A.D. Scott

New Dimensions of Responsible Parenthood Bernard Haring

Abortion, Animation, and Biological Hominization James J. Diamond

A New Approach to the Abortion Problem Louis Dupre

Fetal Development Andre E. Hellegers

Religious Residues and Presuppositions in the American Debate on Abortion George Hunston Williams

Immediate Animation and Delayed Hominization Joseph F. Donceel

The Abortion Debate: An Epistemological Interpretation John Giles Milhaven

The Wonder of Myself: Ethical-Theological Aspects of Direct Abortion Joseph T. Mangan

The Jurisprudential Options on Abortion Robert F. Drinan

Grisez on Abortion John R. Connery

Catholic Moral Teaching and Abortion Laws in America Robert F. Drinan

Past Church Teaching on Abortion Richard A. McCormick

Abortion Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907


Abortion and Ethics

Abortion access: All sides of the issue Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance

World Abortion Policies, 1999 United Nations Population Division, Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis

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