Thu, 20 December 2007
And for the record. What is the official LDS position on abortion?
"In today's society, abortion has become a common practice, defended by deceptive arguments. Latter-day prophets have denounced abortion, referring to the Lord's declaration, "Thou shalt not . . . kill, nor do anything like unto it" (D&C 59:6). Their counsel on the matter is clear: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must not submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for an abortion. Church members who encourage an abortion in any way may be subject to Church discipline.?
That the church does not hold its members to its standard with consistency isn’t a measure of the standard, but of the church’s consistency. Mickelson