The New York Times published an article a while back entitled “My Abortion at 23 weeks.” The author’s unborn son was diagnosed with a herniated diaphragm, which would require the unborn son, if he survived, to receive immediate surgery; and he would spend a long time on life support afterward. The parents dreaded “the thought of hearing him gasp for air,” and chose to have him aborted. “He died in a warm and loving place, inside me,” she writes.
What does one say to this? An article by Paul Stark was published on the website of Lifenews.com which asks a question that seems, unfortunately, to be a settled matter for many in American society.
For Orthodox Christians the answer is certainly not a settled “yes.” Is it a settled “no?” Here are some sources which address this matter:
Some of the sources on this list:
One of the Books: Real Choices, by Frederica Mathewes-Green
Two Ministries: the Treehouse & Zoe for Life
The question “Is it a settled ‘no?‘” is directly addressed in this resource:
Abortion, Oikonomia, and the hard cases by Valarie H. Protopapas
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