"The Christian tradition from the earliest days reveals a firm antiabortion attitude"
"The Christian tradition from the earliest days reveals a firm antiabortion attitude. The condemnation of abortion did not depend on and was not limited in any way by theories regarding the time of fetal animation. Even during the many centuries when Church penal and penitential practice was based on the theory of delayed animation, the condemnation of abortion was never affected by it."
--‘Abortion: The Development of the Roman Catholic Perspective’, John Connery, S.J. (Loyola, 1977)