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The 186th General Assembly of The United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, meeting in Louisville, Kentucky in June 1974, directed the Council on Women and the Church, in consultation with the Advisory Council on Church and Society, to explore the theological implications of abortion.
This study follows and seeks to address expressions of continuing concern about the abortion issue noted also by the 182nd General Assembly (1970) and the 184th General Assembly (1972) in their consideration of the role and function of the State and the law regarding abortion.
In 1966, the Council on Church and Society of The United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, formed a committee to study the Christian concept of sexuality in the human community and to provide the church with a report of its endeavors. Sexuality as we understand the term refers to our entire experience as persons who are created male and female and not exclusively to coital behavior. The report that follows is a brief resume of the reflections and conclusions of that committee after more than a year of meetings, discussions, and papers.
The assignment given was this ...