Reimagining Faith and Abortion: A Global Perspective

Fiona K. Bloomer, Kellie Turtle, Syarifatul Adibah, María de los Ángeles Roberto, Brian Ligomeka, Nóirín MacNamara , Selina Palm, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg , Charlene van der Walt , Emilie Weirderud, Dakshitha Wickremarathne

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In this book, faith leaders, scholars and activists from around the globe provide their perspective on faith and abortion. They reflect on examples of faith organisations which have provided leadership on the issue as well as examining religious approaches from Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and interfaith perspectives.

Challenging the assumption that all people of faith are anti-abortion, this book provides a counterpoint to right-wing faith perspectives and outlines how faith communities reimagine abortion as an issue of social, pastoral and theological concern.

Providing perspectives from the global North and South, it includes settings where abortion is legal, and where it is restricted, and settings where abortion stigma is ever-present to settings where abortion is normalised. It also demonstrates the complex connections between faith and abortion, how women and pregnant people are positioned in society and how morality is claimed and challenged.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages210
ISBN (Electronic)978-1447370161
ISBN (Print)978-1447370154
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 9 Jan 2024

Bibliographical note

Fiona Bloomer is Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at Ulster University. Her research focuses on abortion, abortion policy and faith.
Kellie Turtle is Research Associate in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at Ulster University. Her research examines the development of progressive faith discourse on abortion in Northern Ireland and its impact on abortion law and policy.


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