Southern Religion

Spontaneous and other abortions

With 20 percent to a 40 percent of all pregnancies ending in miscarriage (depending upon how it is measured), there are more miscarriages than abortions in the U.S. now, as Mark Silk observed recently.

Perhaps 900,000 miscarriages and just over 800,000 abortions. Which creates something of a puzzle, as Silk goes on to explain:

Those who believe that there is a live person from the moment of conception presumably struggle from time to time with the theodicy question: Why does a just God permit such destruction of innocent life?

There is debate, often attended by the grief of loss.

Read Silk’s brief blog in its entirety here.


September 22, 2009 - Posted by | Health, Politics, Religion

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