Does religion or religious affiliation have anything to do with abortion? Yes and No.
Understanding Post Abortive women is an on-the-job learning experience, unfortunately. A Post Abortive woman/counselor wrote, “She said she had supported the right of a woman to obtain an abortion, but had grown up in a Christian family and never thought she would have one herself.” I wish I could say I never heard that song before, but I have – in my own life. Over half of Post Abortive women considered themselves Christian at the time of their abortion, and many more were raised in a ‘Christian’ home (catholic, main-line protestant, evangelical, etc) but had negated or denied their faith:
“Women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 37.4% of all abortions in the U.S.; Catholic women account for 31.3%, Jewish women account for 1.3%, and women with no religious affiliation obtain 23.7% of all abortions. 18% of all abortions are performed on women who identify themselves as “Born-again/Evangelical” – AbortionNo.org.
Women that abort identify themselves as having a form of religion either in their lives at the time or when they were growing up. Evidently, whatever their affiliation is, their church has not professed what the Bible teaches regarding killing or harming another person, whether that person is born or not yet born. There is a lull and even a complete lax in teachings regarding LIFE – all LIFE. Churches today consider teaching against abortion and homosexuality archaic and even blasphemous. Obviously these new church leaders are reading the newspapers and novels, not the Bible.
Today, what the moderate prolifer needs to remember is what Jesus said near the end of His own life, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”. The ‘neighbor’ is everyone, born and not yet born – that being said is it okay to abort anyone if you are to love your ‘neighbor’?
God is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34); He shows no partiality to anyone; all LIFE is valid and precious.