Religion: Clergy and Abortions

The minister glanced at the car that had pulled up in front of his Detroit office and wondered whether, in police parlance, he had been "set up." As one of the 75 members of Michigan Clergy for Problem Pregnancy Counseling, he had been called earlier by a man who urgently wanted an appointment. But the car outside carried the "EU 1" license-tag prefix that, the minister knew from his work around the city, is allotted to the Detroit police department. Was this a raid by policemen seeking to smash an "abortion ring"?

Not quite, relates the Rev. Carl Bielby, director of social...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!