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Toward Taking Away the Occasion of Abortion

        A one-hour radio interview exploring a thoughtful dialog between a pro-life Quaker and a pro-choice Quaker. Air date is 6/22/2008.

        Vasu Murti, author of The Liberal Case Against Abortion, connects Eastern and Western religious traditions in Part 1, air date 1/15/2012, and Part 2, air date 1/29/2012.

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Feature Article: My Personal Journey on the Abortion Issue - February, 2010

          Letters to the Editor responding

Responding Article: What Underlies the Debate About Abortion? - April, 2010

Full-page ads:

Reflections on Abortion and Pacifist Principles - October, 2007

The Failed Experiment: Abortion and Women's Rights, Poverty, and Racism - November, 2007

The Impact of the Abortion Debate on Peace Movement Goals - December, 2007

          Letters to the Editor responding to ads

Books on Peace-Oriented Abortion Opposition - April, 2009

AFSC - Time for Further Discernment? - May 2009

Friendly Interaction

Comments from 2011 FGC Gathering (from comment book at exhibit table)

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Report on Friends World Conference, Kenya, April 2012 

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Paper given at Friends Association for Higher Education, June 2012:

 Research Agenda on Abortion from a Peace Studies Perspective.

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On-Site Insight

          We would be delighted to receive  original writings to consider for publication on this web page, including reflections, documentation, personal experiences, and book reviews. Send inquiries or short pieces to clerk @ prolifequakers . org [remove spaces].

Summary of the Case for a Pro-Life Peace Testimony

Personal Stories and Reflections

Is Abortion Against Peace Principles? Listen to those who do them 

Friend Susan B. Anthony

Sister Historic Peace Church: The Mennonites

Persuasion? Legal Prohibition? Legal Influence?

Comments on Friends Earthcare Witness Pamphlet

Pacifism 101 for Pro-life non-Quakers 

Connections: Abortion and Nuclear Weapons 

Connections: Abortion and Weaponized Drones 

Connections: Abortion and the Death Penalty

Documents of Quakers:

Opposing Abortion and/or Euthanasia

Supporting Abortion and/or Euthanasia Availability

Quotations

Responses to AFSC book, Who Shall Live?

A Personal Impact

book excerpts: All Shall Live!

Out-of-Site Insight

Quaker Writings with Pro-Life Reflections

 A Consistent Prolife Ethic: The Seamless Garment - article originallly in Quaker Life, April 1999

 A Lively Concern - Spiritual Diversity Issue, journal of Feminism & Nonviolence Studies Association

Reflections on Personal Discernment - by Bill Samuel

Not One of Us? - by Kevin Roberts, blog posting with lengthy discussion

Other Quaker Reflections

Abortion and Civil War - by Chuck Fager 

          Responding essay to Abortion and Civil War

Taking Away the Occasion for Abortion - Quaker EarthCare pamphlet

          Responding essay to Quaker Earthcare pamphlet

Handouts for Printing

Basic brochure - 2 sides, three-fold

Consistent Life's brochure on Historic Peace Churches - 2 sides, three-fold

 

Web-sites from a peace or feminist or disability-rights

point of view:

Consistent Life, an international network for peace and life, and its youtube channel and weekly e-newsletter

Life Matters Journal

No Violence, Period

Feminism & Nonviolence Studies Association

Feminists Choosing Life of New York

Feminists for Life of America

Pro-life Alliance of Gays & Lesbians

Not Dead Yet

Recommended Reading

Books for delving deeper.

Peace & Life Connections, put out by Consistent Life, is a weekly one-page e-newsletter coming out on Fridays. Linked site includes a subscription button, past issues, and an index to past issues.