In January 2013, America marked the fortieth anniversary of the sweeping Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which gave women an unprecedented constitutional right for legalized abortion. Since that decision, more than 55 million abortions have been performed in the United States.
America has a new generation of Christians who have known nothing except the culture of easy and legal abortion. Today, many young Christians have pro-life instincts. A 2010 Gallup Poll revealed that 47 percent of eighteen- to twenty-nine-year-olds are pro-life.
About Abortion: 10 Things a New Generation of Christians Should Know will help this generation to understand the all-encompassing changes to our culture brought about by Roe v. Wade. It was a flawed ruling that created a new attitude about abortion. An attitude that is contrary to the Christian Church's historic teachings on the subject.
Dr. James V. Heidinger II served as president and publisher of Good News, an evangelical renewal ministry within the United Methodist Church, from 1981 to 2009. He is a retired clergy member of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary (BD and ThM degrees) in Wilmore, Kentucky. Heidinger received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Joanne, reside in Nicholasville, Kentucky and have three grown sons.
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