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Chrysostom on Abortion

John Chrysostom [c. AD 347-407] was the Archbishop of Constantinople and preached faithfully against the moral evils of his day. In this excerpt from his sermon on Romans 13:11, he exposes the connection between parties, drunkenness, fornication, abortion, and...

Basil on Abortion

Basil [AD 329-379] was the Bishop of Ceasarea, a Doctor of the Church, and faithful defender of Nicene orthodoxy. He cared greatly for the poor and helpless as is evidenced by the following excerpt from one of his letters in which he upholds the right to life for the...

Hippolytus on Abortion

Hippolytus [c. AD 170-235] was a Presbyter in Rome who boldly denounced immorality (even if it meant standing against the church leaders of his day). In the following excerpt from one of his letters, he criticizes another Bishop who allowed abortions.  And the hearers...

Athenagoras on Abortion

Athenagoras [c. AD 133-190] described himself as the “Athenian, Philosopher, and Christian” indicating that he was probably converted after having been trained in Greek Philosophy. After his conversion, he became an influential apologist for Christianity in the East....