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How Clear Is The Church’s Stance On Abortion?


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Did you know that on average, 1 in 3 women has an abortion in their lifetime? So if we apply this statistic to a church with say a hundred women, that tells us there is a chance that over 30 women sitting in the pews are going through challenges relating to abortion at any point in time. Yet we rarely speak about it from the pulpit. In this week’s episode of Church Unboxed, we unpack why abortion is a vital issue that the church needs to engage with and respond to and I’m joined by Dave Brennan whose organisation – Brephos works to equip churches on speaking about and responding to abortion.

Back in July 2021, we got the news in the UK that MP Diana Johnson had decided not to take to parliament, her amendment to the UK Bill that would have introduced abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth. Pro-life campaigners and health professionals welcomed the news, as did many Christians across the country. Personally, I saw this as a step in the right direction and had a very enlightening discussion with Dave on this critical and sometimes controversial topic of abortion.