When looking for teaching on abortion in the bible, we don't need to look any futher than the pithy Wisdom book, Proverbs. Proverbs 31:8-9 teaches us:

Open your mouth in behalf of the mute, and for the rights of the destitute;

A pregnant woman
by Jay Fadden


Abortion is one of the most contentious issues in politics today. Opinions often (but not always) run along party lines, and groups outside of political parties have stated opinions on the issue. The Church, in defense of the dignity of human life, has long declared its stance firmly against abortion. On the opposing side, what is perceived as the feminist platform is in favor of legal abortion.

A woman prays beside a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord Jesus,
We ask you to bless and protect all those whose lives are at risk,
Especially the most vulnerable.

What do we believe about respect for life?
Question: What does the Church teach about respecting life?

Catholic Classroom: Why do fetuses deserve legal protection?
Question: Why do fetuses deserve legal protection?

It's scientific

Nope, Natural Family Planning isn't just the "rhythm method". It's not based on guess work that assumes all women's cycles are the same. Depending on which method you use (Base Body Temp method, Ovulation method, Sympto-Thermal method) NFP is based on some combination of charting body temperatures and cervical mucus. It's a system based on measurements and data tracking.


As part of his catechesis on the family at his weekly General Audiences, Pope Francis has spoken about the poor valuing of children in our society. He has decried the commodification of children, saying that they are not "one of many ways to realize oneself in life". He has criticized the view that children are primarily a worry and a burden: "a society...

A sign reaidng "Help her be brave"

1. "Love them both"