"J. Gordon Melton, Gary L. Ward, Contributing Editor".
Contents: Preface / J. Gordon Melton -- Introductory Essay: The Historical Context of the Contemporary Abortion Debate -- Statements -- Index to Organizations, Names, and Subjects.
Statements section sub-divided into four main sections: Roman Catholic Church -- Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches -- Jewish Groups -- Other Religious Bodies.
Section on Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches includes: Episcopal Church: Resolution on Abortion (1967) and Resolution on Abortion (1988) -- National Organization of Episcopalians for Life: Privacy or Life: Which is More Sacred ? (1987) -- United Church of Canada: Resolution on Abortion (1980).
An ecumenical group of women in the Maritimes has issued a statement denouncing any recriminalization of abortion and calling on government to provide the resources for needed alternatives to abortion.