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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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Topics covered in this section:

bulletBrief overview

bullet References from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)

In the Pentateuch -- the first five books: Part 1  Part 2

bullet From the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures

bullet References from the Christian Scriptures and creeds (New Testament)

bullet Conclusions

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Related essays in this web site:

bullet Abortion: all aspects; all points of view

bullet Beliefs about abortion in the early Christian church

bullet Jewish beliefs about abortion

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Last update: 2016-SEP-03

Author: B.A. Robinson

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