The Supreme Court of the United States of America on Friday 24 June eliminated the constitutional right to obtain an abortion, casting aside 49 years of precedent that began with Roe v. Wade.
This is an important decision of particular intererest for people of faith and there are diverse views. The Unificationist view of FFWPU (now also known as Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community) was published in The Tradition, Book One in 1993. An excerpt from chapter 19 on birth, contraception, and circumcision is here.
In Dr. Yoshihiko Masuda’s True Love, Sex, and Health as Guided by the Words of True Parents (2009), Masuda ‘expresses openness to “morning-after” pills and even “RU486” abortion pills in the case of rape. […]
‘Unificationists certainly agree with Roman Catholicism as to the sanctity of marriage and the centrality of the family in God’s providential design. At the same time, Unificationism resonates with Protestantism as to the primacy of conscience. Rev. Moon was uncompromising in emphasizing, “Conscience before teacher, conscience before parents, conscience before God.” This elevates human dignity and enhances humanity’s role as “co-creators.”’