"Biblical faith emphasizes the need for personal moral choice, and holds that persons stand ultimately accountable to God for their moral choices. If persons are to exercise their freedom responsibly,acceptable alternatives must be available to them..."
"Medical intervention should be made available to all who desire and qualify for it, not just to those who can afford preferential treatment..."
"There is no consensus in the Christian community about when human life begins."
Second Biennial Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1991
"This church recognizes that there can be sound reasons for ending a pregnancy through induced abortion. The following provides guidance for those considering such a decision. We recognize that conscientious decisions need to be made in relation to difficult circumstances that vary greatly. What is determined to be a morally responsible decision in one situation may not be in another.
In reflecting ethically on what should be done in the case of an unintended pregnancy, consideration should be given to the status and condition of the life in the womb. We also need to consider the conditions under which the pregnancy occurred and the implications of the pregnancy for the women's life..."
Resolution on State Restrictions on Access to Reproductive Health Services, 2008
"THEREFORE, the Central Conference of American Rabbis resolves to:
* Affirm the legal right of a family or a woman to determine on the basis of their or her own religious and moral values whether or not to terminate a particular pregnancy, free from government interference; the right of all women to access birth control; and the right of all people to receive comprehensive and medically accurate sexuality education;
* Urge the broad liberalization of abortion laws in the various states..."
"The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation partners with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice to advocate for, and support reproductive choice through the moral power of religious communities. JRF and RCRC seeks to articulate and advocate for the availability of information and resources that support reproductive choice. We have supported RCRC's initiatives for many years reflective as reflected in the Reconstructionist movement's support of women's rights and a woman's right to choice in the area of reproductive rights..."