It is with some trepidation that I wade into this topic. I am, after all, a man and have the easiest part by far in the business of bringing a child into existence. I’m also aware that some women and men are forced to make truly heartbreaking moral choices: if that is you, please don’t read even a whisper of judgement into my words; they are not for you. But I am also a father, a theologian, and a scientist. And wherever you stand on the issue, it seems to me that the public debate on abortion in this country is of very poor quality.

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