Religion: Tidings

¶ What do U.S. religious groups believe about abortion? Some surprising figures come from the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, noted for highly accurate surveys. Expectably, 67% of the Roman Catholics surveyed opposed abortion (either absolutely or in all cases except when the mother's life is in danger). But so did a hefty 59% of the Protestants.

Protestants who attend church regularly are more opposed to abortion than those who do not. On the other hand, an overwhelming 82% of Jews approved of a woman's right to have an abortion.

¶ For some time, the National Council of Churches has been...

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