IV. Biblical and Theological Insights
3) 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. . . .
4) There is no consensus in the Christian community about when human life begins. . . .
2) The willful termination of pregnancy by medical means on the considered decision of a pregnant woman may on occasion be morally justifiable. Possible justifying circumstances would include medical indications of physical or mental deformity, conception as a result of rape or incest, conditions under which the physical or mental health of either mother or child would be gravely threatened, or the socio-economic condition of the family. . . .
3) Laws concerning abortion should reflect principles set forth in this paper.
4) Medical intervention should be made available to all who desire and qualify for it, not just to those who can afford preferential treatment. . . .