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Dear Gramps,

Where do I find the Mormon Church’s position on Roe vs. Wade and the pro-choice vs. pro-life positions? I find Church members who are pro-choice and I need specific information to give to them so they will have the Church’s position and hopefully allow them to ponder and pray about their position. Thank you,

Billy

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Dear Billy,

You may find in the Ensign, Nov. 1998, p.71, an article by President Hinckley that deals with the subject of your question. A quote from that article is as follows:

We make allowance in such circumstances as when pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, when the life or health of the mother is judged by competent medical authority to be in serious jeopardy, or when the fetus is known by competent medical authority to have serious defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth. But such instances are rare, and there is only a negligible probability of their occurring. In these circumstances those who face the question are asked to consult with their local ecclesiastical leaders and to pray in great earnestness, receiving a confirmation through prayer before proceeding.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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