Boniface on Abortion

Boniface [ AD 680-754], also known as the Apostle of the Germans, was a Christian missionary who spread the gospel throughout the Frankish Empire during the 8th century. Below is the introduction to one of the fifteen sermons that remain in existence. In it, he lists...

Augustine on Abortion

Augustine [AD 354-430] was the Bishop of Hippo Regius and one of the most influential theologians in Western Christendom. Below is an excerpt from one of his moral treatises which explanations some of the abortion-specific applications of the doctrine of the...

Jerome on Abortion

Jerome [c. AD 347-420] was a Latin theologian, historian, and apologist for the Christian faith. He is best known for translating the Bible into Latin. Below is an excerpt from one of his pastoral letters in which he reproves wanton women for their immodesty,...

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...