Abortion

“Church leaders have said that some exceptional circumstances may justify an abortion, such as when pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, when the life or health of the mother is judged by competent medical authority to be in serious jeopardy, or when the fetus is known by competent medical authority to have severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth. But even these circumstances do not automatically justify an abortion. Those who face such circumstances should consider abortion only after consulting with their local Church leaders and receiving a confirmation through earnest prayer.

When a child is conceived out of wedlock, the best option is for the mother and father of the child to marry and work toward establishing an eternal family relationship. If a successful marriage is unlikely, they should place the child for adoption, preferably through LDS Family Services (see “Adoption”).” http://www.lds.org/study/topics/abortion?lang=eng

Exodus 20:13; “Thou shalt not kill.”

Exodus 23:7; “Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.”

Matthew 7:12; “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”

I’ve had countless people tell me Mormons are pro-life and don’t condone abortion. It’s always a surprise when they find out this isn’t true. Mormons hold to the same belief that many in the pro-choice crowd cling to. It’s okay in the cases of rape or incest; if the mother’s life is in danger or if the child will struggle with birth defects.

As you can see from the official website of the LDS Church they are more aligned with the pro-choice camp than they are with the pro-life crowd. 

In addition to the unbiblical viewpoints of abortion, also take notice of what they advise the unwed parents to do.  Why must the unwed parents give their child up for adoption if they decide not to marry? 

I personally know more than six families where a child has been born out of wedlock and in every circumstance the family kept the child and raised it together; grandparents and the unwed parents. In some cases the young parents ended up getting married after they finished high school and/or college while other times the parents moved on after graduating from university and got married to someone else.  Who is the church to tell you what you should do with that child?  This is between God and the family involved, not the leadership of a church!