Sunday, November 1, 2009

Yes, it's true.

I am a Pro-choice Christian.

No, you are not dreaming.

Contrary to what you might believe, there is a community of Christians who hold true to the Pro-choice viewpoint. We are not a very vocal community, but we are strong in our beliefs.

Here is what the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice says about being pro-choice and Christian:

What does being religious and pro-choice mean?

Religious Coalition supporters are pro-choice not in spite of our faith but because of it. We recognize and affirm that all life is sacred and that part of being human is the responsibility to hold all life and creation in sacred trust. Part and parcel of that trust is the call to be responsible moral decision-makers.

To be pro-choice is to respect all points of view and respect individual conscience. To be pro-choice is to trust women and families to make their own decisions. And it means speaking openly in our churches, synagogues, temples and mosques about sexuality, knowing we have the love and support of our faith communities, whatever our circumstances.

Here is a list of some Pro-choice Christian groups on the web:

Catholics for Choice
Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom
Any many more!

Don't let the vocal pro-life groups confuse you. There is no hypocrisy in being pro-choice and Christian.


  1. I am a Pro-Choice Christian too. Some say you can't be both but they fail to realize that Pro-Choice doesn't mean Pro-Abortion.

    1. So prochoice doesn't mean you support abortion?!? I think you may be a little confused.

  2. I understand what you are saying, but I disagree. To me abortion is murder because I believe that life begins at conception....Also, as John Piper has said...That life that may or may not be there deserves the benefit of the doubt. However, I know that some people don't believe that life begins at conception, but I will always advocate against abortion...including in cases of rape.

  3. If there is no hypocrisy then why are you having to go to such lengths to try to justify your position?