Date: October 04, 2020 05:14PM
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the sanctity of human life. Therefore, the Church opposes elective abortion for personal or social convenience, and counsels its members not to submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for such abortions.
"The Church allows for possible exceptions for its members when:
"Pregnancy results from rape or incest, or A competent physician determines that the life or health of the mother is in serious jeopardy, or A competent physician determines that the fetus has severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth.
"The Church teaches its members that even these rare exceptions do not justify abortion automatically. Abortion is a most serious matter and should be considered only after the persons involved have consulted with their local church leaders and feel through personal prayer that their decision is correct.
"The Church has not favored or opposed legislative proposals or public demonstrations concerning abortion."
When a Stake President gets an employee at work pregnant, he will counsel her to get an abortion...
And where is the penalty?
Is a 1st trimester abortion 'murder'? If it's not murder, look at the penalties for the sin next to murder. I had to wait six months to go on my mission. That was it. I kept on blessing the sacrament, etc.
If excommunication isn't the automatic penalty for abortion, then the silliness above is meaningless. And what about the 'morning after' pill? We don't know if the flushed out egg was fertilized or not, do we? So either taking that pill is nothing, in the grand scheme of things, or it's a very early abortion.
I think the church is a very active participant of selective morality.
...in my humpable opinion.