U.S.: The Surprising Role of Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade

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The Surprising Role of Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade
Gillian Frank
May 02, 2017

“Today I want to speak to The Challenge of the Sexual Revolution, or to The Use of the Body in Regard to Abortion,” declared the Reverend Charles Landreth on, June 6, 1971. From the pulpit of First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, Fla., Landreth invited those present to imagine different situations that led to a “problem pregnancy.” Landreth prodded his congregants, asking them to consider what an unwanted pregnancy and lack of access to abortion could mean to an older married woman, a young woman who had been raped or a high-school girl “scared literally to death to tell her staunch Catholic parents and therefore very tempted to run to a quack.”

Continued at source: Time: http://time.com/4758285/clergy-consultation-abortion/