Recent Claims about Abortion and the Church Fail Biblical and Historical Scrutiny

(Washington Stand) It’s likely that the 2024 presidential election will be full of twists and turns that will surprise us. But one issue that is almost certainly not going anywhere is abortion, which promises to remain front and center in our political discourse for at least the next eight months. It is frequently in the news, most recently due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral arguments in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, a case that will decide the future of the abortion drug mifepristone.

Although it is common for pundits and journalists to talk about abortion in the context of politics, pontificating on the relationship between Christianity and abortion is less common. However, two mainstream outlets recently did just that.

Earlier this month, MSNBC commentator Joe Scarborough took to the airwaves to claim that Christians “were pro-choice from the time of Jesus through the time the Beatles broke up.” Specifically, Scarborough claimed that Jerry Falwell, Richard Viguerie, and Paul Weyrich used opposition to abortion to take votes away from Jimmy Carter.  (Read More)

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