- “Pro-Choice and Christian” by Kira Schlesinger
- Christian Non-Fiction
- Read as an ebook with thanks to the publisher who provided a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
- 4/5 stars
- Finished November 17, 2017
Despite the claim by many Christian leaders that the pro-life/antiabortion position is the only faithful response to the debate about reproductive rights, many people of faith find themselves in a murky middle of this supposedly black-and-white issue. Christians who are pro-abortion rights are rarely pro-abortion. However, they view the decision to carry a pregnancy to term as one to be made by the woman, her medical team, her family, or personal counsel rather than by politicians.
Pro-Choice and Christian explores the biblical, theological, political, and medical aspects of the debate in order to provide a thoughtful Christian argument for a pro-choice position with regard to abortion issues. Kira Schlesinger considers relevant Scriptures, the politics of abortion in the United States, and the human realities making abortion a vital issue of justice and compassion. By examining choice from a Christian perspective, Schlesinger provides a common vocabulary for discussing faith and reproductive rights.
I was so excited to receive this book. I devoured it quickly, and it was easy to read which I loved. It’s short, but packed full of good information and did a dang good job of making me feel less alone but also more informed. Being a Pro-Choice Christian isn’t something that really is talked about, nor is it a very popular opinion. Schlesinger does a fantastic job discussing how these two traits are not mutually exclusive, and I’m so glad that I was given this book to continually refer to. Schlesinger does a great job of making the information accessible, for people who are new to this idea, but also to people like me, who have always felt this way and finally feel understood.
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