Abortion 3

The position of the Church of England on abortion:
“We combine strong opposition to abortion with the recognition that there can be some, strictly limited, conditions under which it may be morally preferable to any available alternative.”  Bishop Richard Harries

“..the unborn child also needs to be taken into account. A 1983 statement of the Board of Social responsibility says that because the foetus has the right to live and develop as a member of the human family:
“We see abortion… as a great moral evil. We do not believe that the right to life admits of no exceptions whatever, but the right of the innocent to life admits surely a few exceptions indeed.”
Church Times 1997

The 1983 resolution of the General Synod:
“All human life, including life in then womb, is created by God in his own image, and is, therefore, to be nurtured, supported and protected.”


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