Morality: The Rights & Wrongs of Abortion

For Roman Catholics, abortion is a grave moral wrong. For a growing number of Protestants and Jews, it is an act that is justified under certain circumstances. Currently, the differences between these views are of more than academic interest. The introduction of several state abortion reform bills has caused a loud and bitter interfaith debate on the subject—and has indicated that even in an era of ecumenical good will, there remain profound disparities between Catholicism and other faiths on fundamental issues.

In Manhattan last week, a New York state legislative committee opened...

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