At Salon, a post about abortion and the Bible gets a lotâ€”although not everythingâ€”right:
Given the amount of effort and political capital the religious right puts into trying to restrict abortion, youâ€™d guess that opposition to womenâ€™s choice must take up a huge portion of the Bible. But the reality is that nothing could be further from the truth.
We have covered a lot of this ground on Holey Books before. For example, during our reading of the Book of Numbersâ€”mentioned in that articleâ€”we asked, Is God Pro-Life? Covering many of the same issues, Ryan has produced a series on marriage in the various Old Testament books we have covered thus far, including Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Our conclusions are much the same as the linked Salon article, but we’ve hardly covered the topic extensively, as we are still only partially through the Old Testament.
So stay tuned for much, much more.