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What the Bible says about abortion

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As of 2014, the percentage of adults in the U.S. who identify themselves as Christian is about 70.6% and is dropping by about one percentage point per year. Meanwhile on the order of 1% identify as Jewish. Canadian figures are slightly lower. Thus, an examination of biblical passages on abortion and the status of an embryo and fetus and may thus be of interest to most of the U.S. and Canadian public.

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bulletReferences from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)
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In the Pentateuch -- the first five books: Part 1  Part 2

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bulletReferences from the Christian Scriptures and creeds (New Testament)

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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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