Anyone looking for help to rationalize and explain away the evils of selfishness and murder will like Mr. Maguire's book. Anyone who loves truth and believes in the dignity of human life will be appalled by the arch-heretic's diabolically perverse mockery of all that is truly sacred.
Though I make no bones about being pro-choice, I think anyone who is a religious scholar can appreciate the easy-to-read guide through ten major world religions and their stances that are both pro-life and pro-choice.
It's true what he says in the preface: "Conventional wisdom says that religions are invariably anti-choice when it comes to contraception with abortion as a backup when necessary. This restrictive viewpoint is indeed found in the world religions, and it is a perfectly reasonable and orthodox position within those religions - but it isn't the only respectable and orthodox position within those religions. These traditions are richer, more sensitive, and more subtle than we might believe."
I learned quite a bit and have a greater respect for my personal denomination and the religions of the world that have had great respect for the earth and our own ability to care for our people.