Many years ago, I was conversing with Bishop Fred Wolfe, the retired Bishop of Maine about the Episcopal Church’s stance on abortion. He described us as always taking a “middle way” in our decision making at our General Conventions. He described the conventions as naming two sacred elements in decisions about whether to terminate a pregnancy: One sacred element is a woman’s ability to decide for herself on a personal level—only she can determine so much about what is appropriate for her life and the life she brings into this world. Another sacred element is the potential life that an abortion represents. We are unable to estimate the value of each element, the power to choose and the power of a potential life. Neither can cancel out the other. Please read more.