Being Human

Abortion and the Church

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Being Human is a publication designed for Jesus followers who are “pro-choice” or “undecided” on abortion, or uncertain about the Christian legacy and beliefs on abortion.

 “A wonderfully-argued and referenced presentation of the continuous Christian witness for life, from the earliest centuries until fifteen minutes ago.”

Frederica Mathewes-Green, MTS
Author, Commentator, and Podcaster

“Written from thirty-five years’ experience of helping women and children in crisis, Being Human is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the issue of abortion from a sound theological and pastoral perspective.”

Most Rev. J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop, Archdiocese of Vancouver

On this highly-charged human rights debate, it can be easier to label one’s “opponent” than to choose to respectfully hear and understand her or his perspective. The epithets “pro-life” and “pro-choice” (or “anti-abortion” and “pro-abortion”) obviously oversimplify what an individual may actually think and feel about abortion.

Being Human examines the views and practices of the universal Christian Church – Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant – both epoch and present day, on the morality of abortion and our pastoral call for helping women experiencing unexpected pregnancies.

The author, Brian Norton, is co-founder of Pregnancy Care Canada and co-founder of the Christian Advocacy Society of Greater Vancouver.