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Life Ethics

“Thou shall not murder.” The Fifth Commandment forms the bedrock of evangelical reflection on the sanctity of life. Evangelicals have been at the forefront of fights against abortion and assisted suicide. Others have asked whether evangelical commitment to the sanctity of life should entail stronger opposition to war and the death penalty.

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  • Santa Clara University president triggers abortion uproar
    The uproar at SCU comes on the heels of a contentious vote this week by trustees of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, another Jesuit school that decided not to provide coverage for elective abortions (San Jose Mercury News)
  • Abortion Viewed in Moral Terms, But Not Stem Cells and IVF
    The percentage of U.S. adults who consider abortion to be morally wrong (49%) far exceeds the percentage who express this view about in vitro fertilization (12%), non-embryonic stem cell research (16%) or embryonic stem cell research (22%). (Pew Research)

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