Roe v Wade and Christians Getting Abortions

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The 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade has come and gone. The result has been 55 million legal abortions. The Religious Right denounced abortion and the decision as would be expected. I have no problem with that, although I do have problems with the pro-life movement. As anyone knows who has read my articles on abortion knows, I oppose both abortion and Roe v Wade. But what I want to point out is one reason why the pro-life movement doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere. According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2008, 37.3 percent of women getting abortions were Protestant and 28.1 percent were Catholic. It sounds like the Religious Right should be preaching to its own. Now, pro-lifers can dispute these percentages all they want, but I find it hard to believe that everyone who gets an abortion is an atheist. And to the shame of Christians, I don’t think it is Muslim women that are getting abortions. And of course, there is also the continued Republican support in Congress for Planned Parenthood.

9:03 am on January 27, 2013