Lewis on abortion

On the one-year anniversary of the overturning of Roe v Wade in the US, I thought it would be appropriate to again quote what Lewis wrote in his letter of July 2, 1951, to Mary Van Deusen. As far as I know, it is the only recorded comment by Lewis on abortion:
“It is certainly not wrong to try to remove the natural consequences of sin provided the means by which you remove them are not in themselves another sin. (E.g. it is merciful and Christian to remove the natural consequences of fornication by giving the girl a bed in a maternity ward and providing for the child’s keep and education, but wrong to remove them by abortion or infanticide).”


“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever.” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8)

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Certainly something to celebrate, and much better than the sexual perversion that’s otherwise being celebrated this month.