Is Abortion Sacred?

Jia Tolentino of The New Yorker writes, “For centuries, most Christians believed that human personhood began months into the long course of pregnancy. It was only in the twentieth century that a dogmatic narrative, in which every pregnancy is an iteration of the same static story of creation, began both to shape American public policy and to occlude the reality of pregnancy as volatile and ambiguous—as a process in which creation and destruction run in tandem.”

Read at The New Yorker

© 2011 Religion & Politics