Contraception and Abortion Within Protestant Christianity


in Sacred Rights

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780195160017
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849611 | DOI:
Contraception and Abortion Within Protestant Christianity

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This chapter discusses the issues of contraception and abortion within Protestant Christianity. It argues that Protestantism has moved in the direction of accepting the importance of family planning and the use of contraceptives, and support for legal access to abortion. It begins with a discussion of the history and spread of Protestant Christianity. It then examines the development of Protestant positions on contraception during the Reformation and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Keywords: contraception; abortion; Protestant Christianity; legal access; family planning; contraceptives; Reformation

Chapter.  11074 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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