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Abortion: Breaking the Silence in the Church

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Helping Christians Respond with Humility, Compassion & Understanding

Jonathan Jeffes

Paperback, 144 pages, Page Size: 210 x 140 mm, ISBN: 978-0-9576513-1-9

34% of all British women will have an abortion in their lifetime.
10% of all British women will have more than one abortion.

Over one third of all women in Britain will have an abortion at some point in their life. Despite its widespread acceptance in contemporary society, a powerful and uncomfortable silence has grown up around abortion in the church.

What should Christians think and say about abortion?

This book aims to help Christians to break the silence and includes:

  • An overview of traditional Christian teaching and theology
  • Analysis of why this teaching has become ineffective and has resulted in an uncomfortable silence in the church
  • A simple strategy for change to help Christians listen to others and respond to the issue with humility, compassion and understanding
  • Practical advice including guidance on speaking about abortion with sensitivity in a church setting, and on handling it compassionately as a pastoral issue.

Jonathan Jeffes is a crisis pregnancy counsellor and has led post-abortion recovery groups for women and men for over twenty years. It is from the perspective of those who have experienced abortion in the past that Jonathan writes. He is a regular speaker in churches and theological colleges in the UK and is the author of two books on the subject.