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Although the percentage of North Americans who identify themselves as Christian is dropping almost one percentage point a year, about 76% still consider themselves Christian. On the order of 1% identify themselves as Jewish. An examination of biblical passages on the status of a fetus and abortion may thus be of interest to most of the U.S. and Canadian public.

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Topics covered in this section:

bulletOverview
bulletReferences from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)
bulletIn the Pentateuch -- the first five books
bulletFrom the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures
bulletReferences from the Christian Scriptures and creeds (New Testament)
bulletConclusions

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bulletAbortion: all aspects; all points of view
bulletBeliefs about abortion in the early Christian church
bulletJewish beliefs about abortion

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