‘Life Begins At Conception’ Wasn’t Always The Church’s Position: A History Of Abortion

Abortion - The Church didn't always say life began at conception.

The idea that life begins at conception hasn’t always been the Church’s position. This history of abortion details the vagaries of Christian views. Is a 6-week fetus; unviable for life outside of mother really a “person”? Image from Photo Researchers, Inc. @ScienceClarified

As the question of abortion consumes the attention of politicians and activists it would behoove us to examine the factual history of abortion. The involvement of religion has long been intertwined with its political aspects, but despite what the Catholic Church says, their views on abortion have been inconsistent over its history. Leading one to wonder, how did a woman’s personal matter became part of the business of the Church?