When it comes to the choice on abortion, the pregnant woman is the Supreme Court. That should be obvious, especially since all the world’s major religions offer support for that view. The world’s major religions have a pro-choice tradition alongside a conservative no-choice tradition. There are lots of reasons for the confusion on this issue, including our weird attitudes toward sexuality. We’ll look at some of them in this sermon.
Daniel C. Maguire is Professor Emeritus of Ethics at Marquette University. His most recent book is Christianity Without God: Moving Beyond the Dogmas and Retrieving the Epic Moral Narrative. Maguire is the past president of The Society of Christian Ethics and The Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics and was named by Ms. Magazine as “one of the forty male heroes of the past decade, men who took chances and made a difference” in their 10th anniversary issue.