30th December 2017

“Nowhere in the gospels, or even the Bible in its entirety, is the question of whether or when an embryo is due the moral status of a person directly addressed. Hence, there is room for variation within Christian thought about the ethics of abortion and, a fortiori, about its appropriate legal position. There is no single characteristically Christian view of the matter. Even within the specific history of Roman Catholicism, there is not a sole traditional view. What is thought of as traditional orthodoxy now was not always the accepted view.”

Professor Hugh McLachlan